ERIC Number: EJ796118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Examination Promotes Openness
Holbrook, Karen A.
Presidency, v9 n2 p25 Spr 2006
In this article, the author shares her view on the academic freedom debate and focuses on the Ohio State University's commitment to the principles of academic freedom and intellectual diversity. She states that Ohio State is strongly committed to the free, open, and civil exchange of views as part of the educational process. The Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC), which represents the state's four-year public universities, passed a resolution confirming that those universities recognize and respect diverse viewpoints and that neither faculty nor students be evaluated on the basis of their political views. The author, who is president of the Ohio State University, signed this resolution, along with her fellow public university presidents. As the university has moved from paper to e-based information systems, it continues to work on making policies and procedures as accessible on its web site as they had been in printed materials. Ohio State has developed a communications plan to distribute information about academic rights and responsibilities to faculty, staff, students, and graduate associates. The author points out that the recent self-examination will make educators even more aware of their responsibility to continue a lively intellectual engagement on the campus with fairness and collegiality.
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Access to Information, Institutional Research, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio