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Webinar: Academic Freedom Basics

This webinar provides an overview of the concept of academic freedom. Academic freedom includes freedom in research, teaching, and governance. It also covers extramural speech, which will be discussed in some depth, along with the differences between academic freedom and free speech. We'll discuss the language in which academic freedom is most frequently codified at US colleges and universities, which comes from the AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Presenter Julia Schleck is associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She's chair of the local Committee A on Academic Freedom both at the UNL chapter and for the Nebraska state conference. Her forthcoming book is called Dirty Knowledge: Academic Freedom in the Age of Neoliberalism (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). Presenter Hans-Joerg Tiede is a senior program officer with the national AAUP.

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Date & Time: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 2:00pm
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