Webinar: Academic Freedom: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Where It's Going

November 19, 2015 at noon to 1 pm[1h]
Beck Hall 121

Webinar: Academic Freedom: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Where It's Going Beck Hall 121

The Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, and Kendall Center invite you to attend...

Academic freedom, one of the most fundamental concepts of higher education, is often one of the most misunderstood. Administrators, faculty and courts differ significantly in their understandings of the doctrine and its scope. In an age when unions and advocacy groups boldly assert speech rights while regulations require institutions to investigate and address speech that is genuinely harassing, it is critical for higher education officials to understand the origins of academic freedom, arguments regarding its current scope, and changes that will occur in the coming years.
Join Husch Blackwell attorneys as we discuss important points that college and university officials need to know about academic freedom.

Topics
The origins of academic freedom in institutional policies and the First Amendment
The current scope of academic freedom
Misconceptions about academic freedom
The intersection between academic freedom and civil rights laws such as Title IX and Title VII
Trends in addressing academic freedom through policies and practices

Presenters
Michael Raupp, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Derek Teeter, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Higher education industry leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, senior administrators, deans, department chairs, and faculty

AudienceFaculty
ContactShanon Nowell — 507-933-7541
CategoryMeeting
SponsorOffice of the Provost