New College of DuPage board rescinds policies faculty groups had opposed

May 4, 2009

With four newly elected members on board, the College of DuPage trustees voted, 4 to 3, tonight to rescind several recently adopted policies that had been criticized by faculty organizations as threatening shared governance and academic freedom.

Among the policies that the board rescinded pending further discussion was one closely resembling the "academic bill of rights" advocated by the conservative activist David Horowitz. Students for Academic Freedom, a group founded by Mr. Horowitz, had called the board’s adoption of that policy "a historic victory."


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