Friday, February 22, 2008

Academic Freedom Events Coming Up

Free Exchange on Campus lists a number of upcoming conferences on academic freedom.

I'll add a few of my own. First, I'll be speaking on academic freedom at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington on Wednesday, March 5 at 4pm, in Center for Natural Sciences 101. Free and open to all.

Second, the Illinois AAUP Annual Meeting
free and open to the public
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street In Chicago.
Butler Reception Room
Saturday, March 29, 2008
12:30-1:15pm Mehrene Larudee, "Academic Freedom, Truth and Power."
1:30-2:15 Panel Discussion on Faculty Governance: Michael Harkins, Ken Anderson, UIUC, and Brian Frederking, McKendree University

Third, on Thursday, April 4, I'll be speaking on an academic freedom conference at Loyola University in Chicago. More details forthcoming.

Fourth, this academic freedom conference April 11-12 in Media, PA (near Philadelphia). Here is a tentative schedule:

Friday, April 11, 2008
1-2:15pm: Von Bloom, Paul. “The New Media and the Old McCarthyism:
Contemporary Assaults on Academic Freedom”

2:30-3:45pm: Wilson, John K. “Defining Academic Freedom”
Refling, Mary K. “Academic Careerism Then, and Now”

4-5:15pm: Smith, Craig, et al. “Attempts to Legislate Academic Freedom in the States;”
Neal, Anne D., et al. “Integrating Academic Freedom”

5:30-6pm Reception
6-8pm Dinner and keynote address by Jane Buck

Saturday, April 12, 2008
9am: breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, water, fruit, carbs)

9:30-10:45am: Kissel, Adam. “When Does Mandatory Diversity Training in Residence Halls Violate Students’ Academic Freedom? The Case of the University of Delaware;”
Jensen, Robert. “Academic freedom: The threat from faculty inaction;”

11-12:15pm: Collier, Linda et al. “Impediments to Academic Freedom for Students”
Scholars at Risk. “Preconditions to Academic Freedom”

12:15-1:30pm: Lunch with speaker Rev. Bill Byron, SJ

1:30-2:45pm: Bowden, Vicky and David Wright. “Developing a new Academic Freedom Statement for an Evangelical Christian University”
Jacobs, Richard M. “The Praxis of Academic Freedom in Classroom Speech: A Heuristic Model and Application”

Scalzi, Susan and Joe Fay. “Academic Freedom and Sex Education”
Caughie, Pamela L. “Academic Freedom and the Academic Bill of Rights”

3-4:15pm: Smith, Craig. “Building Coalitions to Promote and Protect Academic Freedom”

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