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ERIC Number: EJ943175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Why Boards Can't Ignore Academic Freedom
Bernard, Pamela J.; Gottschalk, Thomas A.; O'Neil, Robert M.
Trusteeship, v19 n4 p24-29 Jul-Aug 2011
Ten board members and a like number of general counsels recently met to consider how to better protect and advance academic freedom--and to preserve the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities. The meeting reconfirmed that boards have a key, and increasingly important, role to play in sustaining academic freedom on campuses across the nation. Board members must have a sound understanding of this fundamental and essential principle of higher education--as well as be prepared to develop the appropriate policies and practices to support it. In this article, the authors summarize the group's recommendations of most relevance to board members. (Contains 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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