Friday, April 10, 2015

Making It Official

Inside Higher Ed
April 8th, 2015


When Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876, its first president proclaimed a commitment to a “great freedom” for faculty and students to pursue learning and research.
But the modern Johns Hopkins University has no official statement outlining the core tenets of academic freedom.
Senior administrators saw that as a hole in the university’s principles, one that was highlighted after a series of campus incidents in the past few years that involved academic freedom and free expression, said Robert Lieberman, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
So last year, Lieberman and President Ronald Daniels announced the creation of a new task force to craft such a statement. Now, after several meetings and revisions, the administration is seeking feedback on the task force’s final product.

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