Academic Duty and Academic Freedom
22 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2017 Last revised: 28 Jun 2017
Date Written: 2015
This symposium essay explores the 1915 AAUP General Declaration of Principles, the document that helped shape both academic freedom on college campuses across the United States and the court decisions that address those ideals. The essay argues that a return to key parts of those principles — specifically the notion of academic duty — can help subdue what appears to be anti-academic freedom rhetoric and resulting negative outcomes in court decisions today.
Keywords: Academic Freedom, Academic Duty, AAUP
JEL Classification: K00, K13
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