University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter
AAUP Censure, Academic Freedom, and Criminal Background Checks: An Open Discussion
Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
Two recent events have raised questions about academic freedom and faculty governance at the UIUC campus. The first was the June 6, 2015 censure by the national AAUP for the actions taken regarding Steven Salaita. The second was the proposal by the Board of Trustees to require criminal background checks for all new faculty. The panelists will provide a brief discussion of "how we got here" and "where we might go next" for both issues. The meeting will then be open for public discussion.
Jessica Greenberg, Anthropology, "The Problems with Background Checks"
No prior registration required,
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