skip to content
Freedom and tenure in the academy Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Freedom and tenure in the academy

Author: William W Van Alstyne
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Questions of academic freedom - from hate speech to the tenure structure - continue to be of great urgency and perennial debate in American higher education. Originally published as a special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (Summer 1990), this volume draws together leading scholars of law, philosophy, and higher education to offer a first assessment of the founding principles of academic freedom and to define  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freedom and tenure in the academy.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624062882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William W Van Alstyne
ISBN: 0822313332 9780822313335
OCLC Number: 27035185
Notes: "Previously published as volume 33, no. 3 of Law and contemporary problems journal, summer 1990"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiii, 429 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: The 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure / Walter P. Metzger --
Academic freedom and First Amendment in the Supreme Court of the United States : an unhurried historical review / William W. Van Alstyne --
Ideology and faculty selection / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
Artistic freedom and academic freedom / Robert M. O'Neil --
Academic freedom, hate speech, and the idea of a university / Rodney A. Smolla --
A functional analysis of "individual" and "institutional" academic freedom under the First Amendment / David M. Rabban --
Academic freedom in religious colleges and universities / Michael M. McConnell --
Academic tenure and academic freedom / Ralph S. Brown and Jordan E. Kurland --
"A higher order of liberty in the workplace" : academic freedom and tenure in the vortex of employment practices of the law / Matthew W. Finkin. Academic freedom : a bibliography / Janet Sinder --
Academic freedom and church-related higher education : a reply to Professor McConnell / Judith Jarvis Thomson and Matthew W. Finkin.
Responsibility: William W. Van Alstyne, editor.
More information:

Abstract:

Questions of academic freedom - from hate speech to the tenure structure - continue to be of great urgency and perennial debate in American higher education. Originally published as a special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (Summer 1990), this volume draws together leading scholars of law, philosophy, and higher education to offer a first assessment of the founding principles of academic freedom and to define the topic for the 1990s. The original 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which has been influential in determining institutional practices for the last half century, has required continual redefinition since its initial declaration. Walter P. Metzger begins this collection with the most complete examination of the 1940 Statement ever provided, shedding light on some of its most troublesome clauses. Following this overview, William W. Van Alstyne presents an "unhurried" historical review of the extent to which academic freedom has been accepted into domestic constitutional law. Two essays deal with the issue of tenure and academic freedom. Ralph S. Brown and Jordan E. Kurland agree that tenure reinforces academic freedom but wonder if there is not a large price to be paid for such a system. In a highly instructive review Matthew Finkin looks at academic tenure and freedom in the light of labor law. Focusing on freedom of artistic expression, Robert O'Neil raises difficult questions about what kinds of art displays taxpayers can be expected to tolerate in the colleges and universities they support. Rodney A. Smolla looks at the ways in which "hate" speech and offensive expression on campuses engage wide First Amendment jurisprudence. Judith Jarvis Thomson examines the vexed issue of selecting - and valuing - individual faculty members or disciplines with regard to ideology. Michael W. McConnell offers a spirited defense of the value of allowing religiously committed colleges and universities to pursue their own course in a secular age. New to this edition, Thomson and Finkin offer an equally spirited response to McConnell. Returning to larger questions, David M. Rabban discusses the clash between institutional and individual claims of academic freedom. Also included are reprints of the full texts of the 1915 and 1940 statements, as well as all extensive bibliography. Freedom and Tenure in the Academy is sure to be an essential volume for all those - lawyers, scholars, and administrators of higher education alike - concerned with the difficult issues of academic freedom facing the world of higher education.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27035185>
library:oclcnum"27035185"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/27035185>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Vrijheid van onderzoek."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"1993"
schema:description"Questions of academic freedom - from hate speech to the tenure structure - continue to be of great urgency and perennial debate in American higher education. Originally published as a special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (Summer 1990), this volume draws together leading scholars of law, philosophy, and higher education to offer a first assessment of the founding principles of academic freedom and to define the topic for the 1990s. The original 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which has been influential in determining institutional practices for the last half century, has required continual redefinition since its initial declaration. Walter P. Metzger begins this collection with the most complete examination of the 1940 Statement ever provided, shedding light on some of its most troublesome clauses. Following this overview, William W. Van Alstyne presents an "unhurried" historical review of the extent to which academic freedom has been accepted into domestic constitutional law. Two essays deal with the issue of tenure and academic freedom. Ralph S. Brown and Jordan E. Kurland agree that tenure reinforces academic freedom but wonder if there is not a large price to be paid for such a system. In a highly instructive review Matthew Finkin looks at academic tenure and freedom in the light of labor law. Focusing on freedom of artistic expression, Robert O'Neil raises difficult questions about what kinds of art displays taxpayers can be expected to tolerate in the colleges and universities they support. Rodney A. Smolla looks at the ways in which "hate" speech and offensive expression on campuses engage wide First Amendment jurisprudence. Judith Jarvis Thomson examines the vexed issue of selecting - and valuing - individual faculty members or disciplines with regard to ideology. Michael W. McConnell offers a spirited defense of the value of allowing religiously committed colleges and universities to pursue their own course in a secular age. New to this edition, Thomson and Finkin offer an equally spirited response to McConnell. Returning to larger questions, David M. Rabban discusses the clash between institutional and individual claims of academic freedom. Also included are reprints of the full texts of the 1915 and 1940 statements, as well as all extensive bibliography. Freedom and Tenure in the Academy is sure to be an essential volume for all those - lawyers, scholars, and administrators of higher education alike - concerned with the difficult issues of academic freedom facing the world of higher education."
schema:description"Academic freedom : a bibliography / Janet Sinder -- Academic freedom and church-related higher education : a reply to Professor McConnell / Judith Jarvis Thomson and Matthew W. Finkin."
schema:description"The 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure / Walter P. Metzger -- Academic freedom and First Amendment in the Supreme Court of the United States : an unhurried historical review / William W. Van Alstyne -- Ideology and faculty selection / Judith Jarvis Thomson -- Artistic freedom and academic freedom / Robert M. O'Neil -- Academic freedom, hate speech, and the idea of a university / Rodney A. Smolla -- A functional analysis of "individual" and "institutional" academic freedom under the First Amendment / David M. Rabban -- Academic freedom in religious colleges and universities / Michael M. McConnell -- Academic tenure and academic freedom / Ralph S. Brown and Jordan E. Kurland -- "A higher order of liberty in the workplace" : academic freedom and tenure in the vortex of employment practices of the law / Matthew W. Finkin."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/356091>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Freedom and tenure in the academy"
schema:numberOfPages"429"
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.