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ERIC Number: EJ853577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
California Redefines Academic Freedom
Trow, Martin A.
Academic Questions, v16 n3 p36-48 Jun 2006
In the spring of 2003, University of California President Richard Atkinson forwarded to the U.C. Academic Senate a proposed revision of the existing regulation bearing on how university teachers should treat contentious and disputed issues, both political and academic, in their classrooms. The existing regulation on this matter, APM-010, had been introduced into the university regulations under the presidency of Robert Gordon Sproul in 1934. In his letter to the Academic Senate in support of the proposed revision, President Atkinson argued that the existing regulation was "outdated," and suggested that it was "not useful" when applied to a contentious case of a course at Berkeley. Contained in this article are both The operative section of the existing APM-010, now to be replaced, and the revision. The author presents his vision of what is being lost or gained by replacing APM-010 with the proposed revision is discussed. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California