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Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: The Foundations of Higher Education and Their Uncertain Future 

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: The Foundations of Higher Education and Their Uncertain Future 

Wednesday, September 29th 

3:30 pm 

  

While the history of higher education is one of constant tensions among state, private and faculty power, recent attacks on the work of researchers and educators are more subject to disinformation and political polarization than in decades past. The sometimes indistinct boundaries of academic freedom make the discussion about what it is or should be more challenging; the public itself is largely disconnected from that discussion and how such principles and practices serve or should serve them. 

  

This two-part seminar, sponsored by the Royster Society of Fellows and The Graduate School, is designed to educate students, faculty and the public about the principles, practices, and history of academic freedom and shared governance in the U.S. It will also consider new and emerging critiques that challenge principles that have traditionally  been viewed as inviolate. 

  

The first session will focus on the history that brought us to the present moment and will help contextualize the debate. Panelists include: 

  • Lindsie Rank; Foundation for Individual Rights in Education 

  

Additional information: https://gradschoolmagazine.unc.edu/2021/08/royster-society-of-fellows-shared-governance-and-academic-freedom-the-foundations-of-higher-education-and-their-uncertain-future/ 

  

Zoom webinar registration: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hqQIrKdRTKWS91L_8xDVGg 

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Website:
https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hqQIrKdRTKWS91L_8xDVGg