Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility
The Green Bag 2d, Vol. 13, p. 189, 2010
14 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2010 Last revised: 29 Mar 2010
Date Written: February 1, 2010
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.
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
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