ERIC Number: EJ813000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Reference Count: 0
How Serious Is the Damage?
Ellis, John M.
Academic Questions, v20 n1 p14-21 Jan 2007
When surveys of faculty tell everyone that politically right-of-center voices are now much reduced or even in certain areas largely absent, people can be sure that the academy is damaged in at least one respect: the campus political and social climate will be unrealistic. Programs where this is central, such as political science and sociology, will be damaged most, but its effect will be felt throughout the humanities and the social sciences. The kind of damage the author attempts to talk about goes deeper than this--and that is the damage done more generally to the quality of teaching and research when the campus is so politically one-sided. In this article, the author explains how political one-sidedness damages the quality of teaching and research in campuses. (Contains 6 notes.)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Political Attitudes, Politics of Education, Educational Environment, Social Environment, Intellectual Freedom, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Quality, Political Science, Humanities
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Education Level: Higher Education
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