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The syllabus is such a basic document that most of us tend not to think much about what goes into making one.
 
Nowhere is “cancel culture” more deeply entrenched than in academia; it was commonplace there long before the actual phrase was coined to describe the current social media phenomenon.
Nowhere is “cancel culture” more deeply entrenched than in academia; it was commonplace there long before the actual phrase was coined to describe the current social media phenomenon.
 
Two recent British policy briefs on academic freedom and university reforms provide some broad suggestions applicable to colleges, British or otherwise.
Two recent British policy briefs on academic freedom and university reforms provide some broad suggestions applicable to colleges, British or otherwise.
 
In March 2018, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees adopted new rules that fatally undermine academic freedom.
In March 2018, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees adopted new rules that fatally undermine academic freedom.
 
Attacks by academics and the media on the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors have become a major part of the state's political landscape in recent years.
Attacks by academics and the media on the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors have become a major part of the state's political landscape in recent years.
 
At last, McAdams v. Marquette University is over, and the outcome is heartening for Americans who cherish free speech and adherence to contracts
At last, McAdams v. Marquette University is over, and the outcome is heartening for Americans who cherish free speech and adherence to contracts
 
The state of Arkansas is facing an existential threat to academic freedom
 
Dr. James Otteson, a business school professor at Wake Forest University, came up with an intriguing idea
Dr. James Otteson, a business school professor at Wake Forest University, came up with an intriguing idea
 
Hostility to free speech has become a salient characteristic of American college campuses
 
In 2010, a seemingly insignificant event in a far-off land caught my eye.
 
Tenure entrenches academics in their jobs. While it's a bulwark of academic freedom, tenure also shields those who are not currently earning their keep, as well as many who never did. The current system stymies innovation, most clearly in the area of hiring new faculty.
Tenure entrenches academics in their jobs. While it's a bulwark of academic freedom, tenure also shields those who are not currently earning their keep, as well as many who never did. The current system stymies innovation, most clearly in the area of hiring new faculty.
 
When we speak about "academic freedom" what, exactly, do we mean? How far should academic freedom extend? How do we know when someone claiming it has actually abused it?
When we speak about "academic freedom" what, exactly, do we mean? How far should academic freedom extend? How do we know when someone claiming it has actually abused it?
 
I have never known a book author to give a critical review an A grade, which would amount to saying, "Yes, my work was entirely off base." Professor Lazere writes that he would give my review only a "C" but I don't think his reply above shows my analysis to have been erroneous in any way...
I have never known a book author to give a critical review an A grade, which would amount to saying, "Yes, my work was entirely off base." Professor Lazere writes that he would give my review only a "C" but I don't think his reply above shows my analysis to have been erroneous in any way...
 
There is a UNC professor whose controversial opinion articles have gotten the "campus roiling," to use a phrase from The News & Observer's editorialist Jim Jenkins, so much so that "it's clear" they want him gone.
There is a UNC professor whose controversial opinion articles have gotten the "campus roiling," to use a phrase from The News & Observer's editorialist Jim Jenkins, so much so that "it's clear" they want him gone.
 
I confess! I am an atypical sociologist - an iconoclast. I fail miserably to toe the party line, and have suffered for it. It has made finding work difficult; and made gaining respect among other sociologists even harder.
I confess! I am an atypical sociologist - an iconoclast. I fail miserably to toe the party line, and have suffered for it. It has made finding work difficult; and made gaining respect among other sociologists even harder.
 
Most professors accept the following statement, or something very nearly like it: tenure exists in order to protect academic freedom. Without tenure, so the story goes, scholars would be forced to choose between employment and the quest for truth; dogma would replace objectivity.
Most professors accept the following statement, or something very nearly like it: tenure exists in order to protect academic freedom. Without tenure, so the story goes, scholars would be forced to choose between employment and the quest for truth; dogma would replace objectivity.
 
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