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Urban, Wayne – Thought & Action, 2007
In 1957, the year the National Education Association (NEA) celebrated its 100th anniversary, the Educational Policies Commission (EPC)--a prestigious group co-sponsored by NEA and the American Association of School Administrators--published a document titled "Higher Education in a Decade of Decision." NEA intended the report to address…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational History
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Schrecker, Ellen – Thought & Action, 2005
Ellen Schrecker is professor of history at Yeshiva University. Recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on McCarthyism, she has published many books and articles on the subject. Here she writes that while it would be difficult to deny that America's colleges and universities are under siege at the moment, it is hard to tell whether they…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Gozemba, Patricia; de los Reyes, Eileen – Thought & Action, 1996
The progressive gains of college faculty since the 1960s (affirmative action, ethnic studies, expansion of access to higher education, emergence of faculty unions) are threatened by social and political shifts toward conservatism. Senior, tenured faculty are challenged to use their privileged positions and the gains made in recent decades to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Age Differences, Aging in Academia, Change Strategies
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Noble, David – Thought & Action, 2000
Asserts that in the wake of increasing corporate influence from the outside and corresponding pressure for corporate support from within, universities are allowing academic freedom to be diminished. Discusses how this threat to academic freedom has taken at least three forms: suppression, erosion, and corruption. Describes the historical and…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Environment, Corporate Support, Educational Trends
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Goldman, Samuel – Thought & Action, 2000
Asserts that faculty must become engaged in helping the university meet the challenges of the 21st century without losing the university's historic purpose and perspective to an ever-growing corporate mentality. Proposes four guidelines to addressing the problem, covering corporatization, academic freedom, students' role, and knowledge production.…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, College Role, Educational Change