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ERIC Number: EJ1068811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Comparing Student and Faculty-Perceptions Related to Academic Freedom Protection
Dykstra, De Vee; Moen, David; Davies, Thomas
Research in Higher Education Journal, v14 Dec 2011
Faculty employ a number of classroom management practices in order to create an environment that facilitates optimum learning, which can be dependent on student motivation. When certain policies are adopted, academic freedom issues may arise, specifically whether the instructor has the freedom to adopt various practices. This study explores whether there is agreement between faculty and students as to whether such freedom exists when it comes to multiple scenarios involving policies related to instructor accessibility/availability and student attendance/participation. This paper summarizes the responses to a survey conducted of professors and students at a midsized, Midwestern liberal arts university who were asked by use of a survey whether instructors had the freedom to adopt 21 specific policies, and provides a statistical comparison of the results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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