October 19, 2019

academic freedom

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. September 14, 2017

    Academic Freedom Lecture to consider politics of climate change

    Climate scientist and author Michael Mann will address climate-change denial and scientific evidence during the university’s annual Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

  10. October 14, 2016

    Academic freedom lecture explores ‘the right to be forgotten’

    Personal privacy and free expression in the online world often are seen as competing interests, but they are not incompatible, a leading scholar and advocate in electronic privacy law says.