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AAUP announces campaign to protect academic freedom at public colleges

November 14, 2009

The American Association of University Professors is embarking on a campaign to protect academic freedom at public colleges and universities in response to recent federal-court decisions seen as eroding faculty members' speech rights.

The new campaign urges national faculty unions and higher-education associations, as well as individual public college and universities' faculty groups and administrators, to encourage such institutions to adopt policies broadly protecting faculty speech dealing with academic matters, institutional governance, teaching, research, and even issues outside the workplace.

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Read the full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.