Academic Freedom

Is academic freedom under threat? Always.

Below are a few stories pointing to the need for concern over the years.

CAUT actively defends academic freedom as the right to teach, learn, study and publish free of orthodoxy or threat of reprisal and discrimination. Academic freedom includes the right to criticize the university and the right to participate in its governance. Tenure provides a foundation for academic freedom by ensuring that academic staff cannot be dismissed without just cause and rigorous due process.”

Academic freedom and UBC – go here.

Major academic freedom cases in Canada – go here.

My experiences in two countries: here and here.