Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How should universities handle disruptive conduct?

An Inside Higher Ed article highlights viewpoints on the University of Chicago's report regarding discipline for disruptive conduct.   AAUP Academe blog co-editor, John K. Wilson, is quoted.  Links to all materials below.

Dealing With Disrupters

Inside Higher Ed
By Colleen Flaherty
March 22, 2017

As obstructionist protests of controversial speakers spread, some say the future of the trend depends on how colleges and universities respond - namely what, if any, disciplinary action they take against participants.  But just what action to take, and when, is tricky business.  Practically it can mean sorting through the chaos that often surrounds such events to find specific perpetrators; politically, it can mean wading into murky waters.

The University of Chicago has some ideas on how to proceed.  

Read the full Inside Higher Ed article here.

The AAUP Academe Blog posted Disruptive Conduct and the University of Chicago on March 19, 2017. 

The University of Chicago's report of the Committee on University Discipline for Disruptive Conduct can be found here

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