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ERIC Number: ED411725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 12
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The Effects of Social Ideology on Academic Freedom.
Ayers, Brian S.
This paper discusses the effects of social ideology on academic freedom, beginning with the role of academic freedom, on teaching and research, as well as the professional responsibilities that go along with this freedom. The paper goes on to examine the conflicts faced by academic institutions in balancing academic freedom with the influence of outside factors, such as corporate or political support. It discusses the role of tenure in supporting academic freedom, as well as alternatives to tenure, along with concerns about tenure and academic freedom at Boston University under the leadership John Silber. The paper then discusses why many professors have chosen to eliminate lessons or entire courses due to concerns over political correctness and controversial topics. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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