Cypress College

Location: Cypress, California
Type: Public

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  • How adjunctification undermines academic freedom, and what FIRE is doing to help

    December 6, 2021

    One of the enduring myths of higher education is that the vast majority of professors are protected by tenure and have jobs for life, and so they are therefore free to research, teach, or speak openly about controversial ideas without fear of professional retaliation. This may have been the case 50 years ago — maybe… Read more

  • Cypress College used ‘safety’ as pretext to endorse a heckler’s veto

    July 29, 2021

    In April, a Cypress College student recorded a tense exchange over Zoom with his adjunct professor who peppered him with questions about his presentation, an exercise in persuasive argument for a communications class. As the clip went viral — fueled by anger over the professor’s cross-examination of the student’s discussion of police as “heroes” —… Read more

  • FIRE demands answers from Cypress College over cancelled professor

    May 14, 2021

    A viral video of a tense exchange between a student and an adjunct professor led California’s Cypress College to place the faculty member on administrative leave, cancelling their online classes in the name of “safety.” Video of the encounter, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows the student and professor debating whether police are heroes, and… Read more