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Smith, Elizabeth S.; Bressler, Alison – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Rancorous dialogue among political opponents is nothing new in the American political system. However, in the past two decades or so, pundits and scholars have noted an increase in the overall intensity and frequency of incivility among elected officials and citizens. At the collegiate level, many universities have undertaken some form of civility…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Asynchronous Communication, Case Studies, Internet
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has called America's colleges and universities "vital centers for the Nation's intellectual life," but the reality today is that many of these institutions severely restrict free speech and open debate. Speech codes--policies prohibiting student and faculty speech that would, outside the bounds of campus, be…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2011
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and accompanying report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Shoemaker, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
This paper explores creative responses to global educational, financial and ethical crises. The focus is the potential intersection between academic, Internet and media freedoms. At base, it asks whether there are rights (of definition, use and control) associated with each of these. For instance, is unfettered access to the Internet a human right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Internet, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2010
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and resulting report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Rife, Martine Courant – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article explores some of the legal and law-related challenges educators face in designing, implementing, and sustaining globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) in the context of conflicting international laws on intellectual property and censorship/free speech. By discussing cases and areas involving such legal issues, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Problems, Plagiarism, Copyrights
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Peslak, Alan R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
One of the most important topics for today's information technology professional is the study of legal and regulatory issues as they relate to privacy and security of personal and business data and identification. This manuscript describes the topics and approach taken by the instructors that focuses on independent research of source documents and…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Computer Security, Electronic Publishing