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ERIC Number: EJ1004744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Giving Christian Universities a Scarlet Letter: Examining the Canadian Association of University Teachers' Opposition to Faith-Based Hiring
Glanzer, Perry L.
Religious Education, v108 n2 p148-163 2013
Since 2008 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched investigations into five Canadian faith-based universities to determine if they violate CAUT's particular understanding of academic freedom. The source of the violation concerns the universities' faith-based hiring requirements, which CAUT maintains violates the Canadian academy's commitment to academic freedom. This article undertakes a critical analysis of this investigation and the responses of the faith-based colleges and universities. It argues that CAUT's definition of academic freedom in these cases fails to account for a particular kind of individual academic freedom professors may wish to exercise in order to advance knowledge. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada