academic freedom

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academic freedom

Liberty to teach, pursue, and discuss knowledge without restriction or interference, as by school or public officials.

ac′adem′ic free′dom

freedom of a teacher or student to explore an idea or issue without interference from officials.
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Noun1.academic freedom - the freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictionsacademic freedom - the freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
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The rough sketch goes as follows: Blame should be heaped on dogmatic, religious administrative shoulders for creating the need in the early 20th century for the American Association of University Professors to create and enforce academic freedom policies that would protect scholarly inquiry from outside meddling.
Academic freedom is a term with a very nebulous and catholic meaning.
This Fellowship s purpose is a comparative assessment of the protection for, and health of, academic freedom in the African nations, currently a vastly under-researched field, and a subsequent analysis of most relevant best practice for the protection of academic freedom in the EU, which can then aid the derivation of an African model of the concept, which will be disseminated across, and embedded within, universities in Africa.
The vote hinged on the principle of academic freedom, said Anita Levy, an association staff member involved with the group's investigation of the matter.
The congressional request has prompted a strong reaction from a number of scientific organizations that have expressed concerns regarding academic freedom.
Academic Freedom in Conflict: The Struggle over Free Speech Rights in the University (Toronto: Lorimer 2014)
Indoctrination U explains how Americans have been indoctrinated in the political agenda of the Left, and how academic freedom now is being restored on campuses all over the country.
The dispute was with the University of Regina Faculty Association which accused FNUC of infringing on academic freedom.
foreign policy as scholars across the United States continued to deplore the power of the Zionist lobby on academia and its detrimental effects on academic freedom.
I take my cue for discussions of academic freedom from Simone de Beauvoir as found in her classic text The Ethics of Ambiguity.
She challenges the "article of faith" that tenure is essential to protect academic freedom, and even questions whether academic freedom is a principle worth defending.
To be simplistic, academic freedom is the freedom applied within the academic establishment.

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