ERIC Number: ED419439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Academic Freedom on Trial: 100 Years of Sifting and Winnowing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hansen, W. Lee, Ed.
The 29 papers in this collection celebrate academic freedom at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are organized around the 1894 "trial" of Richard T. Ely, an economist who was exonerated of fomenting unrest and discussing "dangerous" ideas in a Board of Regents Statement which stressed the importance of "sifting and winnowing" ideas to determine the truth. The papers are: "Sifting and Winnowing: The Historical Context" (John D. Buenker); "An Aristocrat on Trial: The Case of Richard T. Ely" (Theron F. Schlabach); "Sifting and Winnowing: A Chapter in the History of Academic Freedom at the University of Wisconsin" (Theodore Herfurth); "Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Plaque Disappears" (Arthur Hove); "'That Little Pill': Richard T. Ely and the Emerging Parameters of Professional Propriety" (Benjamin G. Rader); "The First Economist at Wisconsin, 1892-1925" (Robert J. Lampman, David B. Johnson); "Economists, the Economics Profession, and Academic Freedom" (A. W. Coats); "Speech Codes and the Mission of the University" (Donald A. Downs, Jr.); "Hate in the Cloak of Liberty" (Linda S. Greene); "'Hate Speech' Codes in Theory and Practice" (Ted Finman); "A Student's Perspective on University Hate Speech Codes" (Rebecca Schaefer); "A Faculty Member's Perspective on Hate Speech Regulation" (Cyrena N. Pondrom); "An Alum's Perspective on Hate Speech and Academic Freedom" (Mordecai Lee); "A Perspective from the Press" (Thomas A Still); "Academic Freedom: The Indivisibility of Due Process" (Net Hentoff); "Sifting and Winnowing: Its Meaning and Significance to Faculty and to Freedom of Research" (Waclaw Szybalski); "Academic Freedom from a Student's Perspective" (Raymond J. Kotwicki); "Sifting and Winnowing Issues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison" (E. David Cronon); "Academic Freedom: Threats and Limits" (Joel B. Grossman); "Sifting and Winnowing: Accountability/Assessment and Academic Freedom" (Joseph J. Corry); "Challenges to Research Independence for Faculty" (Robert Auerbach); "Challenges from Intellectual Property Rights" (Janet L. Greger); "Sifting and Winnowing: An Insider's View" (Phillip R. Certain); "Sifting and Winnowing: An Outsider's View" (Mary Lou Munts); "Passing on the Tradition" (James A. Klauser); "The Freedom to Teach...And the Freedom to Learn" (Michael W. Grebe); "'Continual and Fearless': An Observance of Academic Freedom" (Katharine Lyall); "Faculty Responsibilities to Sift and Winnow" (William S. Reznikoff); "Reaffirming the University of Wisconsin's Commitment: A Statement to the Board of Regents" and "Board of Regents Resolution 6787" (Phyllis M. Krutsch). Historical photographs comprise the last section of the book. (Some individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Liberties, College Faculty, Educational History, Faculty College Relationship, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Rights
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.