When Is No-Platforming a Violation of Academic Freedom?

Most of this week on this blog, we’ve been talking about no-platforming. Yesterday, we considered what academic freedom principles might justify no-platforming a campus speaker. Today, let’s look at the other side. When does no-platforming amount to a violation of academic freedom? All other things being equal, no-platforming probably violates academic freedom in the following … Continue reading When Is No-Platforming a Violation of Academic Freedom?

So, what’s the connection between academic freedom and criticizing the university?

Last night, after I shared yesterday’s post, a colleague at another university nudged me for some details on the connection between academic freedom and the ability to criticize the institution. I think the answer is worth making explicit here. Universities are operated by collegial governance. That means that the collegium¬†of scholars collectively governs the university. … Continue reading So, what’s the connection between academic freedom and criticizing the university?

Policy is only one piece of the puzzle

Yesterday on this blog, I published a summary of what some key organizations say in their policies (and policy-esque statements and agreements) about academic freedom, and an accompanying worksheet so that readers can investigate the academic freedom policies of their own higher ed institutions and organizations.¬†Having completed that leg of the #dailyacademicfreedom (Yes! It’s a … Continue reading Policy is only one piece of the puzzle