Historians plan to introduce resolution against speech codes at AHA meeting in AtlantaHistorians in the News
Those AHA members who are willing to do so should write as soon as possible to David T. Beito at firstname.lastname@example.org Please respond today. There is no margin for error. RESOLUTION ON SPEECH CODES AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM Whereas, The American Historical Association has already gone on record against the threat to academic freedom posed by the Academic Bill of Rights; and v Whereas, Free and open discourse is essential to the success of research and learning on campus; and
Whereas, Administrators and others have used campus speech codes and associated non-academic criteria to improperly restrict faculty choices on curriculum, course content, and personnel decisions; and
Whereas, Administrators and others have also used speech codes to restrict free and open discourse for students and faculty alike through such methods as"free speech zones" and censorship of campus publications; therefore be it
Resolved, The American Historical Association opposes the use of speech codes to restrict academic freedom.
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