Editorial: Academic Rights

March 5, 2015

By J-W Editorial Staff at LJWorld.com

Academic freedom is a bedrock principle for university faculty members, and yet, there seems to be some controversy in Kansas about exactly what is covered by that term.

Faculty members at state universities across Kansas are decrying a new Kansas Board of Regents social media policy that they say infringes on their academic freedom and right to free speech. At the same time, however, a Kansas University faculty member is using academic freedom to argue for less disclosure as he fights to shield his KU email communications from a Kansas Open Records request...

Cases: Kansas Board of Regents Approves Vague and Overbroad Social Media Policy