September 15, 2021

academic freedom

  1. February 17, 2021

    Panelists at lecture explore challenges to academic freedom

    Three scholars dedicated to defending free academic inquiry and instruction spoke about academic freedom at home and abroad during the 30th annual Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture.

  2. October 28, 2019

    Academic freedom lecturer to address tenured faculty reductions

    Henry F. Reichman of the American Association of University Professors will deliver the 29th Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

  3. April 22, 2019

    Faculty panel outlines principles for faculty-student interactions

    A new core statement of principle for the interaction of faculty members with students says faculty members “must base their actions solely on educational and professional reasons” except in the most unusual circumstances.

  4. December 12, 2018

    Panel takes input on faculty beliefs and students’ experience

    Students and faculty members shared their views with a faculty panel exploring how faculty members’ political ideologies should intersect with their responsibilities to students.

  5. November 28, 2018

    UNC professor lectures on government interference in higher ed

    University of North Carolina professor Gene Nichol discussed how government and university leadership can undermine academic freedom and free speech in higher education.

  6. November 19, 2018

    Talk to consider state interference in critique of government

    Gene Nichol will speak on “outside political interference with academic freedom and university-based freedom of speech” at the annual Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture.

  7. October 31, 2018

    President, provost expand on issues of personal beliefs, reference letters

    President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martin Philbert further explore the issues surrounding the role of personal beliefs in educators’ decisions whether to write reference letters for students.

  8. October 22, 2018

    SACUA says recommendation decisions should be up to faculty

    The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs issued a statement Monday declaring that the decision to write letters of recommendation for students must remain in the hands of faculty members.

  9. September 20, 2018

    Schlissel speaks out on professor’s refusal to support student effort to study in Israel

    President Mark Schlissel says a faculty member’s refusal to provide a previously promised letter of recommendation for a student because she was seeking to study abroad in Israel is not the position of the university.

  10. October 4, 2017

    Academic freedom lecturer takes on claims of climate change deniers

    Climate scientist Michael E. Mann took on those who deny climate change and highlighted the importance of fighting this environmental threat during the annual Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.