The Concept of Academic Freedom (Mellen Studies in Education v. 72)

The Concept of Academic Freedom (Mellen Studies in Education v. 72)

By: Kevin McGuinness (author)Hardback

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This work surveys a variety of approaches taken toward academic freedom-related issues around the world (although concentrating mainly on the UK), including control over: hiring; promotion; tenure; course content; assessment; student evaluation of the faculty; deviation from orthodox methodology; and revisionism.

Contents

Foreword by Dr. G.R. Evans i Preface vii Chapter One-Academic Freedom and the University 1 (1) The Semantic Context of Academic Freedom 3 (2) The Legal Context 4 (3) The International Dimension of Academic Freedom 9 (4) The Nature of a University 11 (5) The Multi-faceted Nature of Academic Freedom 14 (a) Academic Freedom, Individual Rights and Democracy 16 (b) Academic Freedom and The Institution 21 (c) Balancing the Rights of the Individual and Institution 28 Chapter Two-Academic Freedom Defined 33 (1) Is Academic Freedom Merely Freedom of Expression? 33 (2) Bertrand Russell and the Denial of Academic Freedom 36 (3) The 1940 Statement 37 (3) The Princeton-Singer Issue as a Case Study 41 Chapter Three-The Threats to Academic Freedom 51 (1) Strong Arm Tactics 54 (2) Funded Research 57 (3) Managerialism 63 (4) Threats to the Right and Left 66 (5) Academic Freedom As a Paramount Value 69 (6) Balancing Individual and Collective Interests 74 (7) Just Cause 76 Chapter Four-Academic Freedom and the University Governance Process 79 (1) Collegiality 81 (2) The Role of Senate 89 (3) Academic Freedom and Routine Labor Considerations 96 (a) The Duty Not to Misrepresent Authority 102 (b) Whistle Blowing 103 (c) Tenure and Academic Freedom 106 (d) Tenure In the United Kingdom 114 (e) Employee Appraisal and Promotion 119 (f) Institutional Protection of Academic Freedom 127 (4) Specific Managerial Issues 128 (a) Peer Review 129 (b) Course Content 137 (c) Student Assessment 144 (d) Student Evaluation of Faculty 146 (e) Participation in Public Debate 149 (f) Preserving the Peace of the Campus 151 (g) Academic Judgment 153 (h) Debating Management Decisions 155 Chapter Five-Special Problems 159 (1) Divisions Within the University League 159 (2) Academic Freedom in the Context of a Vocational University 161 (3) Academic Freedom and Non-Faculty 163 (a) The Special Situation of Students 164 (b) Guest Speakers and Free Speech 174 (c) Securing Freedom of Speech 179 (4) Publication Restrictions 185 (5) The Internet 190 (6) Academic Freedom & Religious Freedom 197 (a) Academic Freedom and Religious Affiliated Schools 197 (b) Promotion of Religious Values in Apparently Secular Institutions 209 (c) Creation Science and Evolution 215 Chapter Six-Is Freedom Qualified By Responsibility? 223 (1) Extra-mural Activity 225 (2) Reciprocity 226 (3) Pursuit of the Truth 228 (4) Competence and Class Preparation 229 (5) The Classroom As Soap Box 233 (6) Perverse, Deviationist, or Revisionist Thinking 236 (7) On Being Politically Correct 247 (8) The Trivialization of Academic Freedom 257 (9) Vulgarity and Related Behavior 268 Chapter Seven-Conclusion 275 Index 289

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  • ISBN13: 9780773470613
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780773470613
  • ISBN10: 0773470611

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