Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

The current consensus on academic freedom in higher education is crumbling and a new framework that more equitably represents all stakeholders – faculty, students, administrators, and society – is urgently needed.

“Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness” examines the dominance of faculty over the academic freedom debate over the last century and recommends methods by which proper limits, checks, and balances of scholarly inquiry, teaching, and commentary in academia can be determined.

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  • DrOfnothing

    My understanding of “research,” indeed, the standard interpretation of it, is that it holds to highest standards of objectivity, that it carefully considers evidence both for and against the primary argument, and that its conclusions are carefully and thoughtfully drawn from this process. What we have instead here is a document that proceeds from a foregone conclusion, examines only the evidence of one particular perspective, and concludes with a radical exhortation for the most extreme of responses. In short, it is not research, but ideological advocacy–ironic, since it claims to be a document proposing solutions _to_ ideological advocacy!

    • goldushapple

      > What we have instead here is a document that proceeds from a foregone
      conclusion, examines only the evidence of one particular perspective,
      and concludes with a radical exhortation for the most extreme of
      responses. In short, it is not research, but ideological
      advocacy–ironic, since it claims to be a document proposing solutions
      _to_ ideological advocacy!

      Did you even read the document you claim to be hogwash in its premise and conclusions?