Academic Bill of Rights

Resolution On Academic Freedom At Appalachian State University

The Appalachian Chapter of the American Association of University Professors calls on state legislators to oppose Senate Bill 1139 because the Academic Bill of Rights proposes to remove academic expertise as the standard for decisions about teaching and research at universities.

Resources on ABOR

Resources concerning the Academic Bill of Rights.

AAUP Policies In the Classroom

The freedom to teach, to learn, to discover, and to convey knowledge is fundamental to the common good of a free society. In universities and colleges, academic freedom protects the inquiries and expressions of students, teachers, researchers, scholars and other members of the academic community in different ways depending on their functions. Several AAUP policy statements describe the importance of academic freedom for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and academic professionals whose responsibilities include teaching or other academic judgments.

The "Academic Bill of Rights"- Coming to Your Campus

Legislative proposals with this righteous-sounding title have been introduced in 28 states over the past four years. While no state legislature has actually adopted the proposals, their proponents have not given up. Similar proposals may be offered on your campus by student organizations or even student governments. It is important that both you and your students understand what's involved in this "Academic Bill of Rights," and the new-for-2007 ACTA version that they call "Intellectual Diversity" legislation.

CSU Senate Academic Freedom for Students

November 11-12, 2004: RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU), recognize that the academic freedom of students rests first upon their access to a high quality education and their right to pursue a field of study that they deem appropriate and desirable

NC-AAUP Resolution on Academic Freedom in North Carolina

April 2, 2005: The North Carolina Conference of the American Association of University Professors calls on state legislators to oppose Senate Bill 1139 because the Academic Bill of Rights proposes to remove academic expertise as the standard for decisions about teaching and research at universities.

University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly Resolution on Academic Freedom

the University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly opposes administrative or legislative measures that would deprive faculty of the authority necessary to teach, to do research, to publish in a manner that meets scholarly standards, and to advance knowledge in an open and unencumbered fashion inside and outside the classroom

Academia Under Siege

An article from the Independent Online about the campaign for an "Academic Bill of Rights" and opposition on campuses

Skim This Book

One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy. David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin. New York: Crown Forum Publishing Group, 2009.

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