January 18, 2024

The Concept of Academic Freedom


Michelle Deutchman, executive director of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, discusses the concept of Academic Freedom and explains the difference between Academic Freedom principles and Free Speech rights. UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman shares the historical foundation of the principles of Academic Freedom, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the origin of the concept of Academic Freedom in 1915.