academic freedom


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academic freedom

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

ac′adem′ic free′dom


n.
freedom of a teacher or student to explore an idea or issue without interference from officials.
[1900–05]
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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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So what exactly is "academic freedom," and why do professors defend it so zealously?
It is such times of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that contributed to the development, acceptance, and continued adherence to the construct and process of "Academic FreedomFirst outlined in 1915 through the Declaration of Principles and reaffirmed in 1940 with the Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, academic freedom is not an optional construct to be employed in times of convenience, but instead provides the intellectual foundation and underlying value that guides teaching, research, and expression of scholarly ideas throughout the academy and whose true merit is revealed when there is genuine academic discourse on topics that stretch our values, challenge our views, and press us to think beyond our currently constructed views.
Academic freedom is a term with a very nebulous and catholic meaning.
Academic Freedom in Conflict: The Struggle over Free Speech Rights in the University (Toronto: Lorimer 2014)
OUT OF BOUNDS: Academic Freedom and the Question of Palestine
Academic freedom is a key tenet of our universities and staff should not be worried for their careers if they wish to speak out about matters of concern."
But there is at least one issue on which every constituency on campus should be able to find common ground: a robust and far-reaching free speech and academic freedom policy.
Unthinkable thoughts; academic freedom and the one-state model for Israel and Palestine.
She warned that the Discovery Institute, a conservative think tank that promotes intelligent design, is now trying to force neo-creationism into Pennsylvania public schools under the guise of "academic freedom."
Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge tells of teachers and professors whose battles led to Supreme Court decisions banning the witch-hunts against academic freedom that occurred in the 1950s, and is a key acquisition for any collection strong in academic freedom, the history of civil rights, or anti-Communist campaigns of the 1950s.
In a statement emailed to Reuters, the London School of Economics (LSE) said it cancelled its gathering scheduled for February 24 "in response to restrictions imposed on the intellectual content of the event that threatened academic freedom."
As details emerge and this initiative goes forward, at least one important question remains: What measure of academic freedom is being sacrificed by imposing a statewide nursing curriculum that reaches down through even the course syllabus level of individual nursing departments?

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