ERIC Number: ED052707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Neutrality or Partisanship: A Dilemma of Academic Institutions.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.
This document contains several papers that were prepared for the 65th annual meeting of the Carnegie Foundation in November 1970. The first paper, "European Universities as Partisans" by Fritz Machlup, traces the slow development of the principle of the nonpartisan and doctrinally uncommitted university as a proper shield of individual academic freedom. This is followed by a statement expressing Machlup's opposition to collective partisanship on the part of university faculty. In "Institutional Neutrality: An Appraisal," Walter P. Metzger reviews the academic rationale for neutrality in American colleges and universities set forth in 1915 by Arthur Lovejoy. He also identifies some of the forces that are creating pressures on American institutions to modify this rationale. The last article, "The Socially Uninvolved University" by Richard H. Sullivan, organizes and extends some of the ideas that were expressed at the 1970 meeting. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.