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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


“Who Gets to Decide What Is Science?”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The fight over the new state science standards spilled over from the State Board of Education into the State Legislature in 2008 as bills requiring “academic freedom” were filed. Lengthy debates ... More


The Role of the Courts in Shaping U.S. Policy toward Cuba

Stanley J. Murphy

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Although legislative and executive action provides the first definition of U.S. national policy toward Cuba, the courts are often where the ultimate contours of that policy are drawn. Virtually every ... 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


“There Are Razor Blades in That Apple”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Covering the late 1990s through 2006, chapter 8 starts by focusing on attempts in Lee County to create Bible classes in public schools that would also teach creationist concepts. Manatee County again ... More


The Pillars of MIT: Innovation, Radical Meritocracy, and Open Knowledge

Hal Abelson and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, Hal Abelson the acclaimed professor, scientist and distinguished member of MIT CSAIL, and co-chair of the MIT Council on Educational Technology (MITCET), firstly discusses the ... More


“Standing Up for the Little Guy”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter 11 traces to the present day the continuing, though less vociferous, controversy over the teaching of evolution in Florida classrooms. In 2008, a guest speaker to a Darwin Day event––Darwin ... More


Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies in the Midwest

Amelia María De La Luz Montes

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes several challenges faced by Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, including shrinking humanities requirements and adequate office space. ... More


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