Academic Freedom and Free Speech in the Classroom: A Panel Discussion on Opportunities, Tensions, Limits and the Implications for Our Teaching
In this open panel disscussion Sigal Ben-Porath of Education, Carolyn Marvin of Annenberg, and David Rudovsky of Law will discuss the meanings of academic freedom and free speech in the classroom and the implications of those ideas for taking stands in class, shaping the terms of classroom discussions, and making space for student perspectives. This discussion of both our teaching practices and the rules and traditions that shape those practices. We will addresses faculty concerns, in the current moment of political change, about factors that may open up or constrain what we can say in the classroom and how we create a classroom environment that encourages intellectual inquiry. All faculty, graduate students and other instructors are welcome. The session will include time for informal conversation at the close.