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Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University

Battles over human rights, curriculum issues and hiring and promotion practices reveal to what extent efforts to integrate ideas of academic freedom and the inclusive university have engendered strife and debate on Canadian campuses. For some, the concept of academic freedom has become its own myth – an icon to be revered, an article of faith, an essentialist doctrine with roots firmly planted in tradition. For others, the concept of an inclusive university – a university reflecting the burgeoning diversity of cultures and ideologies in Canadian society – demands realization through the transformation of university structures and practices. The four parts of Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University explore this conflict.

192 pages

Table of Contents


Part One: Clarifying Concepts in Ideology, Language, and Law

1 What’s Sauce for One Goose: The Logic of Academic Freedom / Stanley Fish

2 Academic Freedom: Rights as Immunities and Privileges / Frederick Schauer

3 What’s at Stake: Intersections and Tensions / Lynn Smith

Part Two: The Changing Culture

4 The Role of a University in a Changing Culture / Bernard Shapiro

5 Academic Freedom in Social Context / Jennie Hornosty

6 The Exclusive University and Academic Freedom / Michiel Horn

7 Inclusion: Debating a Good Idea Freely in the Academy / Judy Rebick

8 Academic Freedom and its Distractions / Stan Persky

Part Three: Academic Freedom in Peril

9 Academic Freedom versus the Intrusive University / John Fekete

10 The New Sectarianism and the Liberal University / Graham Good

11 Judaic Studies and Western Civilization: Identity Politics and the Academy / Harvey Schulman

12 Are Course Evaluations a Threat to Academic Freedom? / Stanley Coren Part Four: Theoretical and Practical Challenges to the Inclusive University

13 Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fundamentalism: How Far do Liberal Principles of Tolerance Go? / Diane Dyson

14 The Inclusive University and the Problem of Knowledge / Marie Fleming

15 Academic Freedom and Reciprocity: Practising What we Preach / Jennifer Bankier

16 Academic Freedom, Debate and Bureaucracy / Lorna Marsden

17 Regulation and Dialogue / Dorothy E. Smith


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