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Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom

"Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition."1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and TenureAmerican Association of University Professors
 
"Librarians are entitled to the protection of academic freedom as set forth in the American Association of University Professors 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure."Guidelines for Academic Status for College and University Librarians, Association of College & Research Libraries
 

American Library Association

Guidelines for Academic Status for College and University Librarians

Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians

Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Advocacy for Intellectual Freedom in an Academic Library (PDF)

Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom

Intellectual Freedom Statements and Policies

Other Related Resources

Academic Freedom Lecture Fund

Essay Discussing the Academic Bill of Rights and Attacks on Academic Freedom Michael Berube (January 26, 2006)

"Academic Bill of Rights" Wrongs Academic Freedom

David Brodsky includes many sources in his overview and condemnation of David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights" [see Academic Bill of Rights (Students for Academic Freedom)]

Faculty and Student Activism Defeats So-Called Academic Bill of Rights Legislation in Florida (PDF; see page 3; Summer 2005)

The Right's Attack on Faculty, Programs, and Departments at U.S. Universities (Spring 2004)

American Association of University Professors

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Freedom & Tenure (PDF)

Academic Freedom and Homeland Security in Time of Crisis

Academic Bill of Rights

Academic Bill of Rights Legislation [see also Academic Bill of Rights (Students for Academic Freedom)]

Resources on the Academic Bill of Rights

The "Academic Bill of Rights" Coming to Your Campus Soon

AAUP Policies in the Classroom

Center for Campus Free Speech

Center for Campus Free Speech

Free Exchange on Campus

About Free Exchange on Campus

Academic Bill of Rights

David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, has been lobbying more than a dozen state legislatures to pass an "Academic Bill of Rights," reported the New York Times on Sunday, December 25, 2005.

Academic Bill of Rights (Students for Academic Freedom)

David Horowitz's $10,000 Challenge (January 9, 2006)

"Faced with such desperate and outrageous deception about his Academic Bill of Rights—which condemns basing hiring or grading decisions on political criteria—David Horowitz chose a unique response: he’s offering $10,000 to any member of the [American Historical Association] who can "point out a sentence in this document" that would have the Orwellian impact their resolution pretends it would. If the AHA cannot, Horowitz says it should rescind its anti-Academic Freedom resolution and admit the measure was based on lies."

Scholar Activism (February 15, 2007)

The Left Strikes at Academic Freedom (January 3, 2006)

Witness for Freedom (January 3, 2006)

AAUP Dishonesty (January 16, 2005)

The Campus Blacklist (April 18, 2003)

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