academic freedom

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the freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions

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We all know that the principles of academic freedom and the confessional commitments of religiously affiliated universities do not always mix well.
I then introduce Fish's definition of academic freedom as freedom to academicise, contending that this view is one which would have great import in UK higher education.
Rejecting the professor's appointment "violated Professor Salaita's academic freedom and cast a pall of uncertainty over the degree to which academic freedom is understood and respected" at the school, Levy said, reading from a statement after Saturday's vote.
Ideally, of course, there should be no contradiction between the academic freedom of individual professors and that of the colleges and universities that employ them.
The Left's War Against Academic Freedom, by David Horowitz, hardback, 159 pp, $21.
A lower court had found the university had violated the contract of Blair Stonechild by infringing his academic freedom, and the highest court in that province overturned that decision.
Ramdan's case was likely to again shine a spotlight on the erosion of academic freedom across the United States and the climate of fear and intimidation that scholars say is silencing dissident.
Then, when a prophetic voice emerges in the classroom or in the research lab, the weight of "inert information" and neglected responsibility attacks and destroys those who exercise the ethical imperative of academic freedom.
They do reveal a great deal about the value that university faculty place on academic freedom," she notes.
No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom.
Two recent incidents exemplify the protofascist logic that is being deployed to undermine the pillars of academic freedom in Israel, while also revealing that the assault on Israeli academe is being backed by neoconservative forces in the United States.
However much corporate-administrator usurpation of academic standards is documented through case studies from across Canada, as explained in Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market, comfortable assumptions screen out the facts.
Academic freedom refers to a civil right of academicians to engage in research, teaching, and scholarly production free from control or restraint from their college and university employers (Columbia University Press, 2009).
In doing so, the paper explains how student academic freedom can only be a product of a contractual relationship.
Challenging hardliners head-on, President Rohani has called for more academic freedom in Iran's universities, saying restrictions stifle innovation, breed sycophancy and promote the emigration of talent.
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