Thursday, 06 January
43A. Current Challenges to Academic Freedom
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 403A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the American Association of University Professors
Presiding: Gwendolyn Bradley, American Assn. of Univ. Professors
Presider's Annotation:We will also discuss academic freedom issues in community colleges.
Speakers: Lenore Beaky, La Guardia Community Coll., City Univ. of New York; Mayra Besosa, California State Univ., San Marcos; Cary Nelson, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Jennifer Nichols, American Assn. of Univ. Professors; James Turk, Canadian Assn. of Univ. Teachers
The AAUP has been instrumental in making academic freedom a fundamental professional value in the academy. In this roundtable, participants will discuss individual versus departmental or institutional academic freedom, special issues faced by graduate students and contingent faculty members, and the academic freedom landscape in Canada.