Academic Freedom is a complex issue, especially in higher education today. This guide is designed to provide some sources for research on this topic and provide avenues for further investigation.
Need more information?
Please contact librarians Stephanie Towery or Margaret Vaverek for help with library resources (see boxes below).
Faculty may also contact the Faculty Senate's Academic Freedom committee at Texas State.
This guide is designed to provide basic information about the concept of Academic Freedom and resources for further information
What is Acedemic Freedom? There are many definitions, here are a couple-
"Academic Freedom means the freedom to teach and conduct research constrained only by two things - the professional standards of the relevant discipline and the legitimate and non-discriminatory institutional requirements for organizing the academic mission." Mackinnon, Peter "What Do We Mean When We Talk About Academic Freedom?" University Affairs October, 2011 p.35