Tomorrow's Professor Blog: 772. Academic Freedom

Tomorrow’s Professor Blog: 772. Academic Freedom:
This function of tenure has been challenged as “absolutizing” academic freedom: “[T]enure can never protect of guarantee academic freedom,” John Silber opined. “Academic freedom is protected and guaranteed by the courage of individual professors, and by individual administrators who protect individual members of the faculty, and by students. If they express their freedom responsibly, they will not expect immunity from criticism or public disapproval; they will recognize these risks as one of the essential conditions of responsibility.”

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a nice brief review of the history and purpose of academic freedom

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