New February 15 Deadline for Journal

Photo by Dan Schlatter for UW.BY KELLY HAND

It’s not too late to submit a paper for the AAUP’s 2016 Journal of Academic Freedom. In the slushy aftermath of the major East Coast snowstorm that caused closures and delays for the AAUP’s national office and many higher education institutions, the deadline for submissions to Volume 7 of the Journal for Academic Freedom was extended to Monday, February 15.

The Journal of Academic Freedom publishes scholarship on academic freedom and on its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. Published online annually, its essays range across a wide range of disciplines and include historical studies, analyses of contemporary conflicts, accounts of individual faculty experiences, and institutional histories.

This year’s Journal will focus on the global university in an era when collaborations such as the Global Innovation Exchange between the University of Washington and China’s Tsinghua University (documented in the photo above) have become increasingly common. The call for papers requests scholarly articles that assess the impact on academic freedom of American universities’ partnerships with, and branch campuses and programs in, authoritarian countries.

How do these relationships require us to reconsider the philosophical and/or political foundations of academic freedom? And how is academic freedom experienced (or not) by faculty and administrators involved in these largely uncharted waters? For possible questions to explore, see the complete call for papers.

We also welcome any essay that helps us develop a better understanding of academic freedom in today’s circumstances, whether it touches on issues of globalization or not.

Please send electronic submissions, including an abstract of about 150 words, to by Monday, February 15, 2016.


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