Academic Freedom Information Site
In February 2005 members of the Santa Rosa
Junior College Republican club placed a flyer at 10
This incident -- which a California College Republicans' press release called Operation Red Scare -- was followed by campus debate, media coverage, and a published editorial by California Republican State Senator, Rob Morrow, who claimed he authored a bill to address the fact that, "in some cases, our public campuses are morphing into hotbeds of incivility, intolerance, lack of intellectual diversity, harrassment, intimidation, and breach of contract" and a "growing number [of faculty] run their classrooms as if managing little Abu Graibs."
Such events challenge us to reflect upon the nature of Academic Freedom, Academic Bias, and the relationship between the two. I'm placing this resource online because 1- these issues, the events currently raising them, and their potential effects on educational institutions, are newsworthy, 2- I hope this resource encourages better understanding of these newsworthy issues, and 3- I hope students and educators find this a helpful class resource:
'Operation Red Scare'?
College and University Policies and Procedures
Documents on Academic Freedom, Academic Bias, and Legislating Pedagogy
Alleged Cases Academic Bias
News Coverage of Academic Freedom, Academic Bias, and Legislating Pedagogy
Commentary on Academic Freedom, Academic Bias, and Legislating Pedagogy