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 LibrariansAssociation of College & Research Libraries


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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.
  • 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)
  • The Campus Blacklist (April 18, 2003)