Beyond use during digital or in-person orientations, this lesson can be used for onboarding TAs to give them an overview of their rights in the classroom. The framework for a faculty-led panel on academic freedom can also be used as a Constitution Day activity on campus.
FIRE has developed a series of free-to-use modules, videos, and other resources for universities to utilize when teaching incoming students about their free speech rights and the principles behind the First Amendment.
In the fight for free speech on college campuses, university presidents and administrators have a big role to play. FIRE’s Leader Statement Database provides a record of positions on free speech and academic freedom.