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    TOPIC:

    ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT

    Context & Overview of Academic Freedom

    Links to readings below:
    Core Readings.

    AAUP. 1940 Statement of Academic Freedom and Principles. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/report/1940-statement-principles-academic-freedom-and-tenure

    Downes, S. (September 10, 2016). Trigger warnings, safe spaces and free speech, too. New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/opinion/trigger-warnings-safe-spaces-and-free-speech-too.html?_r=0

    Flaherty, C. (March 24, 2016). Title IX as a threat to academic freedom. Inside Higher Ed.  Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/24/aaup-critiques-education-department-crackdown-sexual-assault-and-harassment

    Jaschik, S. (August 29, 2016). The Chicago Letter and its aftermath. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/08/29/u-chicago-letter-new-students-safe-spaces-sets-intense-debate

    Jaschik, S. (September 14, 2016). Chicago professors fire back. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/14/u-chicago-professors-issue-letter-safe-spaces-and-trigger-warnings

    McMurtrie, B. (July 24, 2015). Fallout from Salaita case lingers on more than one campus. Chronicle of Higher Education, 61(41), pp. A8-A9.
     

    Shulevitz, J. (March 21, 2015). In college and hiding from scary ideas. New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html?_r=0 


    Additional Resources.

    Journal of Academic Freedom, AAUP, volume 6. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6

    AAUP. (March 24, 2016). The history, uses and abuses of Title IX. Draft report issued for comment. 56 pages. Retrieved from: http://www.aaup.org/file/TitleIX-Report.pdf

    Arnett, D. (September 7, 2016). Academia wrestles anew with how freely words can flow. Boston Globe. Retrieved from: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/09/06/even-trigger-warning-debate-rages-few-colleges-take-stance/B8Qop2q1J7xSNP1vEg1cqI/story.html

    Bovy, P. M. (March 23, 2016) . Don’t blame students for being hypersensitive. Blame colleges. The New Republic. Retrieved from: https://newrepublic.com/article/121353/college-safe-spaces-hypersensitivity-are-not-all-students-fault

    Brown, S. (April 6, 2016). 'Trump' chalkings trigger a new debate over speech and sensitivity. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Chalkings-Trigger/235984

    Colson, D. (2014). On the ground in Kansas: Social media, academic freedom, and the fight for higher education.  AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, 5. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/Colson.pdf

    FIU Law Review, (2013). 9(1). Retrieved from: http://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/lawreview/vol9/iss1/

    Flaherty, C. (October 4, 2016). Pushing trigger warnings. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/04/american-university-student-government-launches-campaign-mandatory-trigger-warnings

    Flaherty, C. (September 9, 2014). The problem with civility. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/09/09/berkeley-chancellor-angers-faculty-members-remarks-civility-and-free-speech

    Hanley, R. (2015). Title IX, sexual Harassment, and academic freedom: What no one seems to understand. AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, 6. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6
     

    Heller, N. (May 30, 2016). The Big Uneasy: What’s roiling around the liberal arts campus? New Yorker, 92(16), pp. 48-57.

    Korn, S.L. (February 8, 2014). The doctrine of academic freedom. Retrieved from; http://www.thecrimson.com/column/the-red-line/article/2014/2/18/academic-freedom-justice/

    Kueppers, C. (March 25, 2016) Should campus leaders ever disinvite a controversial speaker: Chronicle of Higher Education, 62(28), p1-1. 1p.

    Moshman, D. & Edler, F. (2015). Civility and academic freedom after Salaita. AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, 6. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/MoshmanEdler.pdf

    Napolitano, J. (October 2, 2016). It’s time to free speech on campus again. Boston Globe. Retrieved from: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/10/01/time-free-speech-campus-again/v5jDCzjuv710Mc92AhaAqL/story.html

    Reichman, H. (2016). Academic freedom and the common good: A review essay. AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, 7. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/Reichman_1.pdf
    Books discussed in this essay:
    Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth. The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
    Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole, eds. Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.
    Stefan Collini. What Are Universities For? New York: Penguin, 2012.
    Alice Dreger. Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science. New York: Penguin, 2015.
    Stanley Fish. Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
    Greg Lukianoff. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate. New York: Encounter, 2012.
    Robert Post. Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.
    Hans-Joerg Tiede. University Reform: The Founding of the American Association of University Professors. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 

    Scott, J. W. (May 4, 2015). The new thought police (academic administrators invoke civility to silence critical speech). The Nation, 300(18), pp. 12-18. 7 p.
     

    Schmidt, P. (April 28, 2015). AAUP takes Illinois to task in report on Salaita case. The Chronicle of Higher Education, ProQuest. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

    Schmidt, P. (February 5, 2016). Fired LSU professor's lawsuit challenges Title IX guidance. The Chronicle of Higher Education 62(21), p. A22.

    Sullivan, T & White, L. (October 4, 2013). For faculty free speech, the tide is turning. Chronicle of Higher Education, 60(5), A31-A32.

    Swidler, E. (September/October 2016). Can the adjunct speak? Academe, 102(5), pp. 34-37.

    Warner, J. (August 30, 2016). Why and how one instructor uses trigger warnings. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/why-and-how-one-instructor-uses-trigger-warnings

    Wilson, J. K. (2016). Academic freedom and extramural utterances: The Leo Koch and Steven Salaita cases at the University of Illinois. AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, 7. Retrieved from: https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/Wilson.pdf 

    Wilson, J. K. (2014). A history of academic freedom in America. Theses and Dissertations. Paper 257.

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