Academic freedom and free speech require open, safe, civil and collegial campus environments grounded in reasoned inquiry, intellectual honesty, scholarly competence, and the pursuit of new knowledge.
* We are in a difficult time at UW Oshkosh and the state of Wisconsin. We hope this workshop will offer the chance to discuss the grey areas and the ever-moving line among issues involving academic freedom, exercised responsibly and political activities on campus
* Introduction * Civility * Academic Freedom * Political Activity * World Café * Case Study * Conclusion * Where do we go from here?
Maintaining Civility in terms of Academic Freedom Free Speech Civic Engagement Civil Discourse
* Acknowledge other perspectives * Pay Attention * Listen * Be Inclusive * Show Respect * Be Agreeable * Give Constructive Criticism * Take Responsibility * Willingly Apologize * Dont Gossip
* Class rooms need to be safe places for group interaction * Free Exchange of Ideas * Comfortable espousing contrary viewpoints * Respect Reasoned Inquiry
* Academic freedom exists so that colleges and universities can and will be places for the robust exchange of ideas and free expression. It is a constitutionally significant means to a constitutionally desired end.
* It protects and empowers our professors freedom to teach, conduct research and collaboratively engage students on the issues of the day * It honors students freedom to learn without fear of retribution or ridicule
* To encourage independent thinking and create safe spaces for free expression and deliberation * To provide students with opportunities to examine public problems carefully * To identify or craft well-reasoned solutions after a respectful airing of diverse perspectives.
* To articulate and defend their positions, * It is entirely appropriate for a professor to challenge strongly held viewpoints, even if the student suspects (or even knows) that the professor feels just as strongly. * Students do not have the right to avoid an educational experience because they are upset or their perspectives have been challenged by legitimate facts and ideas.
* University employees may not * engage in political campaign activities during your work time * solicit contributions or services for a political purpose while working * use state resources to engage in political campaign activities at any time * advocate a particular position on a referendum * promote action on issues which have become highly identified as dividing issues between the candidates.
* As a private citizen, you are free to engage in political activities on your own time with your own resources. * UW Oshkosh is currently reviewing its policies and procedures related to hosting political events on campus.
* Form groups (TBA) * Discuss case from the perspective of the teacher, student, parent or other outsider * Questions * One person at each table will remain at the table. The rest of the group will spread out so there is a representative at each table. * Discuss case with more additional information * Report Out