Academic freedom and tenure, both cherished institutions of higher education, are currently under attack by many both outside and within the academy. Richard DeGeorge argues that they can be defended on ethical grounds only if they are joined with appropriate accountability, publicly articulated and defended standards, and conscientious enforcement of these standards by academic institutions and the members of the academic community.
Richard DeGeorge is University Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at the University of Kansas and the author of Business Ethics and Competing with Integrity in International Business.
Part 1 The Justification of Academic Tenure and Academic Freedom Chapter 2 The Justification of Academic Tenure Chapter 3 Ethical Issues in Tenure Chapter 4 The Justification of Academic Freedom Chapter 5 Ethical Issues in Academic Freedom Part 6 Readings Chapter 7 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure With 1970 Interpretive Comments (AAUP) Chapter 8 On Freedom of Expression and Campus Speech Codes (AAUP) Chapter 9 Statement on Professional ethics (AAUP) Chapter 10 A Statement of the Association's Council: Freedom and Responsibility (AAUP) Chapter 11 Academic Freedom-Its Basic Philosophy, Function, and History Chapter 12 Academic Tenure: An Economic Critique Chapter 13 Does Academic Freedom Have Philosophical Presuppositions? Chapter 14 Rationality and Realism, What Is at Stake?