Teaching and Learning Practices for Academic Freedom Vol: 34

Enakshi Sengupta
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Product Details
23 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
208 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
Although academic freedom in teaching and learning methods is crucial to a nation’s growth, the concept comes with numerous misnomers and is subjected to much academic debate and doubt. This volume maps out how truth and intellectual integrity remain the fundamental principle on which the foundation of a university should be laid. 

Seeking to widen the frontiers of academic freedom, the authors serve up a diverse range of case studies and examples of real-life practice to encourage readers to recognize the importance of the academic freedom of faculty and students, and acknowledge this freedom as one of the main goals to be achieved by any university. Ultimately, the authors demonstrate that the autonomy to work freely remains the foremost criterion of success, that it is a pre-requisite to facilitating the advancement of knowledge and quality of research in any institution of higher education, and is to be encouraged and supported by the leadership teams within those institutions.
Chapter 1. From A Century Of Defeats: The Slow Emergence Of Academic Freedom From The Courts In The Early 20th Century; Daniel J. Perrone
Chapter 2. Robbed Of Academic Freedom - Imposition Of A Coercive Attendance Policy On Students; Enakshi Sengupta
Chapter 3. Balancing The Freedom To Teach With The Freedom To Learn: The Critical Role Of Assessment Professionals In Ensuring Educational Equity; Karen Singer-Freeman, Christine Robinson and Linda Bastone
Chapter 4. Sustaining Academic Freedom In The Transition To Online Degrees; Melora Sundt
Chapter 5. Academic Freedom And Freedom Of Speech: The Assault Of Vulnerability; Stuart Waiton
Chapter 6. The Iron Cage University; Timothy J. Fogarty
Chapter 7. Universities As Institutions Of Higher Education Between Formation And Research; Verena Risse
Chapter 8. With Swinish Phrase Soiling Their Addition: Epistemic Injustice, Academic Freedom And The Shakespeare Authorship Question; Michael Dudley
Chapter 9. A University Beyond Aid: The Challenge To The Academic Freedom And Success Of Ghanaian Universities Of Over-Reliance On Donor Funding; Joshua Sarpong, Sean Sturm and Cathy Gunn
Chapter 10. Research Ethics Committees And The Quest For Academic Freedom: An Example Of Faculty Voices, Issues Of Ownership Of Personal Beliefs And Pedagogical Practices Within Higher Education; Marleah Blom and Miranda D'Amico
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA. 

Patrick Blessinger is Chief Research Scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA.
'The book deals with a matter of the utmost importance as it considers the different kind of threats to academic freedom. It analyzes from court cases of the early 20th century to its impact on online degree programs, from educational equity to students´ freedom of speech. It is a much-needed lecture because, in the end, for students and academics our voices and our words are the most powerful tools we have.' - Mag. Alan Vogelfanger, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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