Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
February 1, 2010
The Green Bag 2d, Vol. 13, p. 189, 2010
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-09
In this review of Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of Academic Freedom (Yale University Press 2009), I examine Finkin & Post's study of academic freedom in U.S. higher education institutions and link the issues surrounding academic freedom to the issues surrounding shared governance. I argue that the problems with shared governance can create a race to the bottom in academic units.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Academic Freedom, Tenure, Higher Education, Governance, Shared Governance, Post-Tenure Review, Race to the Bottom
JEL Classification: I20, J24, J44, K1, K19, L20, L84, M12, M14, M50, M54, M59
Date posted: February 1, 2010 ; Last revised: March 29, 2010
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