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Introduction: What Is Academic Freedom?

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly examines the history of academic freedom in the United States. It highlights how the concept took cultural changes—from developments in science and philosophy, to ... More


No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem ... More


On Weakened Ground: The AAUP, Pedagogy, and the Struggle over Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) efforts to exercise and maximize academic freedom of faculty and tenure at religious and secular institutions. It ... More


Evolution or Devolution: The Future of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter provides an account of how the staff of the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure operates and provides suggestions ... More


The Three-Legged Stool: Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, and Tenure

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter outlines the relationship between academic freedom and shared governance. It situates academic freedom as one leg of a three-legged stool, with the other being shared governance and ... More


How a Campus Loses Its Way: Sixteen Threats to Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter identifies sixteen specific threats to academic freedom. The unique diversity of American higher education, embracing both private and public institutions, secular and religious schools, ... More


Legacies of Misrule: Our Contingent Future

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes on the pervasive threat to academic freedom built into the increasing reliance on contingent faculty with no job security. It first dramatizes the difference between the worlds ... More


No Campus Is an Island: Reflections on the AAUP Presidency

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter recalls the author's experience of being the President of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It examines the author's two main policy priorities: developing a full ... More


Barefoot in New Zealand: Political Correctness on Campus

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter joins the effort to break the Left's relative silence on the issue of political correctness and assesses its impact on academic freedom and the faculty. Where the Left is concerned, as ... More


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