Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University

Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University


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What is the purpose and nature of academic freedom? Is it an essential and indispensable value or a bad idea based on dubious principles that by omission are racist and sexist? The essays in Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University relate historical and philosophical perspectives on academic freedom to current social and political interests, making an important contribution to one of the most significant intellectual debates currently engaging the contemporary university.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774808071
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 11/01/2000
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sharon E. Kahn is Associate Vice-President, Equity, and Dennis Pavlich is University Counsel, both at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Academic Freedom and Inclusivity: A Perspective / Dennis Pavlich

Part One: Clarifying Concepts in Ideology, Language, and Law
1. What's Sauce for One Goose: The Logic of Academic Freedom / Stanley Fish
2. Academic Freedom: Rights as Immunities and Privileges / Frederick Schauer
3. What's at Stake: Intersections and Tensions / Lynn Smith

Part Two: The Changing Culture
4. The Role of a University in a Changing Culture / Bernard Shapiro
5. Academic Freedom in Social Context / Jennie Hornosty
6. The Exclusive University and Academic Freedom / Michiel Horn
7. Inclusion: Debating a Good Idea Freely in the Academy / Judy Rebick
8. Academic Freedom and its Distractions / Stan Persky

Part Three: Academic Freedom in Peril
9. Academic Freedom versus the Intrusive University / John Fekete
10. The New Sectarianism and the Liberal University / Graham Good
11. Judaic Studies and Western Civilization: Identity Politics and the Academy / Harvey Schulman
12. Are Course Evaluations a Threat to Academic Freedom? / Stanley Coren

Part Four: Theoretical and Practical Challenges to the Inclusive University
13. Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fundamentalism: How Far do Liberal Principles of Tolerance Go? / Diane Dyson
14. The Inclusive University and the Problem of Knowledge / Marie Fleming
15. Academic Freedom and Reciprocity: Practising What we Preach / Jennifer Bankier
16. Academic Freedom, Debate and Bureaucracy / Lorna Marsden
17. Regulation and Dialogue / Dorothy E. Smith


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