Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility

14 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2010 Last revised: 29 Mar 2010

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Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

In this review of Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of Academic Freedom (Yale University Press 2009), I examine Finkin & Post's study of academic freedom in U.S. higher education institutions and link the issues surrounding academic freedom to the issues surrounding shared governance. I argue that the problems with shared governance can create a race to the bottom in academic units.

Keywords: Academic Freedom, Tenure, Higher Education, Governance, Shared Governance, Post-Tenure Review, Race to the Bottom

JEL Classification: I20, J24, J44, K1, K19, L20, L84, M12, M14, M50, M54, M59

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility (February 1, 2010). The Green Bag 2d, Vol. 13, p. 189, 2010, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1544932

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