Academic Freedom

Professors behaving

Brian Leiter (Chicago): Why Academic Freedom? “Mesearch”: When study really is all about me. Henry Martyn Lloyd reviews <i>The Slow Professor:</i> …

American Philosophy

How Stephen Miller Got What He Wanted From CNN

If people are laughing at the White House aide’s debate with Jake Tapper, that’s just fine with him.<p>The first time I laid eyes on Stephen Miller was in October 2005, in a dingy conference room at Duke University. Miller’s Students For Academic Freedom had organized a discussion, with the campus …

Media Industry

Student panel to advise university watchdog on free speech appoints panel members who campaigned for 'no platforming' policies

A student panel which will advise the new universities watchdog on ensuring free speech is upheld has appointed two members who have campaigned for forms of “no platforming” on campus.<p>The Office for Students (OFS) has announced who will sit on its 13-strong student panel, which it said will play a …

Education

Panel of historians says teaching about American conservatism is harder now -- but with new opportunities for engaging students

WASHINGTON -- Seth Cotlar, a professor of history at Willamette University in Oregon, isn’t a historian of conservatism (or a conservative). But …

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Right is Waging War on Academic Freedom

December 29, 2017<p>The Right is Waging War on Academic Freedom<p>The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing …

HBCUs

Arbitrator gives college instructors pay hike, $900 return-to-work payout

An arbitrator appointed to work out a deal between Ontario’s 24 colleges and their faculty members — they were ordered back to work last month after …

Education

Arbitrator hands college faculty a 7.75 per cent raise over four years following strike

TORONTO - An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty that led to a five-week strike has awarded them a 7.75 …

Education

Arbitrator sets new contract for Ontario college faculty following strike

TORONTO — An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty after a five-week strike granted them a 7.75 per cent …

Higher Education

Arbitrator issues settlement in colleges strike, but key items go to task force for study

An arbitrator has settled the contract dispute that led to a five-week strike by faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges.<p>The 12,000 part-time instructors, …

Education

Arbitrator's award settling issues behind Ontario college strike expected this week

An arbitrator is expected to make a decision this week on the issues that prompted a five-week strike by faculty at Ontario colleges this fall.<p>The …

Education

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2017)

Teaser Image<p>Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom<p><i>This is part seven of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i><p>It was one …

Daily Stormer

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

In May, ProPublica profiled the content delivery network Cloudflare and the protection it offers the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer: “How One Major …

Academic Freedom is Not Black and White

Clashes over the limits of academic freedom and political correctness in the educational sphere have triggered generational debates. Is unconditional …

Academia

National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom

A new report,<i> National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom</i>, released by the AAUP details troubling threats to academic freedom in …

Academia

Don’t confuse academic freedom and free speech

I believe an important distinction must be made between academic freedom and free speech, as the two are not synonymous.<p>The appearance of …

Opinion

Science Park boss rejects claims of meddling in academic freedom of Swedish university’s research branch in Hong Kong

The head of Hong Kong’s Science Park has rejected accusations of meddling in the academic freedom of a top Swedish medical institute’s local research …

Hong Kong

How Losing of Net Neutrality Will Change Teaching and Learning

| No comments<p>Technology can be found at the center of nearly all the curricula, learning goals and objectives we use in schools today. Technology is …

Learning

We Don’t Need More Academic Freedom, We Need More Academic Honesty

<b>The legend goes, when Rosemary Radford Ruether (the feminist theologian) was asked why she continued teaching at Garrett-Evangelical Theological</b> …

Religion

Barbara Kay: WLU's contemptible conduct proof of intellectual assault underway on campuses

The story of Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd — who was recently subjected to a creepy, but …

Canadian News

My three-point plan to ensure academic freedom

Last week, I participated in a panel discussion exploring freedom of expression following a powerful play, <i>The Hearing,</i> produced by the Israeli Stage …

Education

Tuition refunds offered to students as Ontario college strike ends

TORONTO -- Half a million Ontario college students have the option of walking away from a now-condensed fall semester with a full tuition refund in …

Education

Academic Freedom and Outside Speakers

<i>The statement that follows, prepared by a subcommittee of the Association’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, was approved for publication</i> …

Education

Beijing vies for greater control of foreign universities in China

The Chinese Communist party has ordered foreign-funded universities to install party units and grant decision-making powers to a party official, …

China

Striking faculty to vote on Ontario colleges’ offer

<b>BY JENNIFER BIEMAN</b><p>Now in their fifth week on the picket line, Ontario’s 12,000 striking college faculty members are gearing up for a high-stakes vote …

Canadian News

Vote that could end Ontario’s college strike starts on Tuesday

The strike that has cancelled classes for hundreds of thousands of college students for four weeks will last at least another as a forced-contract …

Canadian News

Universities Minister Must Stand Up For Academic Freedom Now Under Threat Fom Government Whip

Last week we learned that Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris sent all Vice-Chancellors a letter requesting they send him a list of lectures on European …

Higher Education

Why is academic freedom prolonging the Ontario college strike?

This morning, I had the opportunity to talk with CBC radio morning shows about academic freedom: what is it and why is it important to professors. …

Higher Education

UBC shelves new freedom of expression statement

The University of British Columbia has shelved a draft of a new statement on freedom of expression that professors argued was necessary to provide boundaries amid a wave of controversies at Canadian universities about how conflicts over speech and discrimination are addressed.<p>A working group of …

Education

Bargaining breaks down between Ontario colleges and striking faculty

Talks between Ontario colleges and striking faculty have sputtered out, with management accusing the union of “stonewalling” Monday and asking to …

Canadian News

Top Academic Publisher Kowtows To China: Censors Thousands Of Papers, Denies It Is Censorship

It's no secret that the Chinese authorities wish to have control over every aspect of life in China, including what people say and do online. Here …

Censorship