Academic Freedom

January 06, 2021 / PSU-AAUP

Academic Freedom

Please join us on January 27th at 12 pm for a talk on academic freedom and how it differs from free speech. Many people assume that the First Amendment and the principle of academic freedom are more or less the same thing. We should all be free to say what we want, short of screaming “fire” in a crowded theater. Actually, academic freedom is specific to higher education and has to do with the faculty's role in protecting the integrity of our work. Joerg Tiede, Director of Research for the AAUP, will clarify how the AAUP has defined academic freedom and its differences from free speech. After a half-hour talk, the floor will be open for Q & A and audience discussion.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 12-1pm, Zoom


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