When Does a Professor Cross the Academic Freedom Line?

Academic Leader

Have you been following the academic freedom controversy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison? It is an interesting one, raising many issues about the limits of academic freedom, the responsibility for college course content, and the roles of legislatures and administrators in regulating expression in the college classroom. Bloggers have had a field day with this campus brouhaha, and talk show pundits have fanned the flames to the listening public. Opinion movers and shakers in the press, on the blogs, at the state house, and from academe are weighing in on both sides of the debate—so why not a "Parting Shot" in Academic Leader?

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