Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is the freedom to pursue the truth through open inquiry, exploration, and experimentation. However, it is not limitless.


The Chicago Principles

In 2014, the University of Chicago released a set of guiding principles affirming its dedication to free and open discourse. The statement is now commonly known as the “Chicago Principles.”


Due Process on Campus

Shannon Watkins talks about how students accused of non-academic misconduct are often denied their basic due process rights in campus proceedings.

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A Higher Education Moment: University Foundations

Shannon Watkins discusses how university foundations are the source of many examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.


The Chicago Principles

In 2014, the University of Chicago released a set of guiding principles affirming its dedication to free and open discourse. The statement is now commonly known as the “Chicago Principles.”

In this video, Shannon Watkins explains the Chicago Principles and their importance to colleges and universities across the country.

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Interview with Dr. Andrew Taylor: Political Science at NC State

Andrew Taylor, professor of political science at North Carolina State University, discusses his research on bias and groupthink in the field of political science, as well as his efforts to promote intellectual diversity on the NC State campus.


A Higher Education Moment: Rethinking General Education

In this Higher Education Moment, Shannon Watkins discusses some ways in which general education programs can be reimagined to help make more well-rounded students.


Higher Education Moment: The “Student-Athlete” Problem Part 3

In this HEM, Jenna Robinson finishes her discussion of the professionalism of college athletics by talking through some solutions that could help alleviate the issues surrounding “student athletes.”


Higher Education Moment: The “Student-Athlete” Problem Part 2

In this HEM, Jenna Robinson continues with her discussion of the professionalism of college athletics and the many problems it has caused in higher education today for student athletes.