“Targeted Harassment of Faculty: What Higher Education Administrators Can Do”

Joan Wallach Scott’s piece in the Liberal Education journal offers insights on how to respond to the “targeted harassment” of faculty. She provides several past examples of this harassment, showing us that these assaults on faculty reputation have been around since at least the early 20th century.  For the more recent incidents, Scott focuses on the role of administrators during these crises. She explains that administrators must be able to defend their professors’ first amendment rights and right to academic freedom rather than firing them due to public outrage. You can read her article here.

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