academic freedom

academic freedom
noun Date: 1863 freedom to teach or to learn without interference (as by government officials)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Academic freedom — is the belief that the freedom of inquiry by students and faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy. They argue that academic communities are repeatedly targeted for repression due to their ability to shape and control the flow… …   Wikipedia

  • academic freedom — n. 1 The right of a teacher or student, especially at the college or university level, to discuss or investigate any issue, or to express opinions, on any topic without interference or fear of penalty or other reprisal from either the school or… …   Law dictionary

  • academic freedom — ☆ academic freedom n. freedom of a teacher or student to hold and express views without fear of arbitrary interference by officials …   English World dictionary

  • academic freedom — 1. freedom of a teacher to discuss or investigate any controversial social, economic, or political problems without interference or penalty from officials, organized groups, etc. 2. freedom of a student to explore any field or hold any belief… …   Universalium

  • academic freedom — noun the freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions • Hypernyms: ↑freedom * * * noun Etymology: translation of German akademische freiheit 1. : freedom (as of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • academic freedom — freedom to make unpopular or unconventional decisions based on the idea that learning must be free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • academic freedom — ac′adem′ic free′dom n. edu freedom of a teacher or student to explore an idea or issue without interference from officials • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • academic freedom — /ˌækədɛmɪk ˈfridəm/ (say .akuhdemik freeduhm) noun freedom of a teacher to discuss social, economic, or political problems without interference from university or public officials …   Australian English dictionary

  • academic freedom — noun The right to freely teach or learn without unreasonable interference from authority …   Wiktionary

  • academic freedom — Right to teach as one sees fit, but not necessarily the right to teach evil. Kay v. Bd. of Higher Education of City of N. Y., 173 Misc. 943, 18 N.Y.S.2d 821, 829. The term encompasses much more than teaching related speech rights of teachers.… …   Black's law dictionary

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