Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility

14 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2010 Last revised: 29 Mar 2010

Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1544932

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