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Recent News on Academic Freedom
Chronicle of Higher Education
Recent news on academic freedom from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Journal of Academic Freedom
This is a journal started in 2010 by the American Association of University Professors covering all aspects of academic freedom of expression.
University World News
The University World News is a free news source looking at issues faced by universities worldwide. Link to a summary of articles on academic freedom.
Intellectual Freedom News
Blog of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom
Defending Professors in a Defamation Lawsuit
A graduate student, Daniel Burnstein, developed an equation for encrypting information that could be used to scramble messages on the Internet or other computer networks. However, the U.S. Government has sought to stop him publishing or from developing software based on this equation under regulations associated with the Export Administration Act that can be used to prevent the transferring of data of any kind from being shipped or transmitted outside of the United States.
A growing number of universities have recently started offering courses in the study of pornography. Though many of these classes show pornography to help students become aware of its impact on culture, gender, and society, critics claim that the college classroom is not the appropriate venue for this kind of material, and that it lends legitimacy to pornography.
Suggested Print Resources
Why Universities Matter by
Call Number: CSEP.LA2108.W492000
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
Discusses the important role universities play in supporting intellectual freedom, and the challenges they face in protecting this right. Authors of essays in this volume write from the perspective of working at Australian universities, but the majority of their points directly relate to universities in the U.S.
Books on Academic Ethics in held in IIT Libraries
For the Common Good by
Call Number: KF4242.F562009 (DTC Stacks)
Publication Date: 2009-04-21
This book discusses the theory and practice of academic freedom, and includes a number of examples and case studies of instances where universities and academics have had their intellectual freedom challenged.
The Future of Academic Freedom by
Call Number: CSEP.LC72.2.F881996
Publication Date: 1996-12-15
A collection of essays discussing academic freedom in U.S. universities, its philosophical and legal basis, and the challenges universities face in protecting this right.
Guidelines and Statements on Academic Freedom
These are official policies adopted by faculty and student societies dealing with questions of academic and intellectual freedom.
Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility
A statement made by the Director of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in 2006 about what is meant by academic freedom, what are an institution's duties for protecting the academic freedom of its students and faculty, and how universities should support intellectual diversity in the scholarly community.
Center for Campus Freedom of Speech
An organization promoting the free exchange of ideas of all types on university campuses
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