SOURCE: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Texas Attorney General: Collin College Must Release Records of Legislator ‘Contacts’ about Professor’s Pence Tweet
A Texas community college will be required to disclose which state legislators supposedly contacted the adminstration to complain about a tweet by history professor Lora Burnett. The alleged pressure from legislators was a key talking point in administrative actions which Burnett has characterized as retaliation and intimidation against her free speech rights.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
When My College Attacked Me, Professional Insurance Saved My Bacon
by L.D. Burnett
Today, when social media creates exposure to outrage campaigns and potential liability for faculty, professional insurance is a very good idea.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
When I Was Trolled, My Institution Got It Right
by Susan M. Shaw
As faculty work to engage the public more directly through social media and journalistic outlets, the potential increases for politically motivated trolling and outrage campaigns attacking faculty. Here's how institutions can support the intellectual freedom of their faculty without caving to outrage campaigns.
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