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ERIC Number: EJ864475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Duncan Hill's Triangle: Some Added Slants and Twists
Doughty, Howard A.
College Quarterly, v12 n1 Win 2009
In a previous article ("Academic Freedom: An Essentially Contested Concept," The College Quarterly, 2:3 (1995)), the author made some observations to the effect that the concept of academic freedom was not easily discussed, for it was defined differently by various parties to the conversation. This remains true. In fact, it is now complicated and made more controversial by the emergence of serious debates within the "two-year" colleges as well as the "four-year" universities. In non-degree-granting colleges, or in colleges that award some form of "applied" degree (commonly called a Bachelor of Applied Arts or a Bachelor of Technology), academic freedom deals with roughly parallel issues to those present in the university tradition, but it has very different origins and has followed a very different path. Duncan Hill is to be commended for his thoughtful and focused discussion of academic freedom in the university setting, particularly with regard to the matter of student assessment. In this article, the author does not take issue with Hill's main theme or its application. Rather, he points to ways it may be extended and applied to other institutions.
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Colleges, Educational Environment, Educational History, College Faculty, Governance, Collective Bargaining
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Education Level: Higher Education
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