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Author Tiede, Hans-Joerg, author

Title University reform : the founding of the American Association of University Professors / Hans-Joerg Tiede ; foreword by Michael Bérubé
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword by Michael Bérubé -- Introduction. The University Question -- No Hired Man: Faculty and the Development of Higher Education -- University Reform: Governance and Academic Freedom -- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching -- The Committee of Nine -- The Founding of the AAUP -- First Investigations and the Committee of Fifteen -- The 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure -- The Goal of Investigations and the Early Development of Academic Due Process -- Academic Freedom in the Age of Repression -- Academic Unrest -- The Growth and Development of the Association -- Conclusion. From University Reform to the 1920s -- Appendix. Officers of the AAUP, Members of Committee A, and Members of Investigative Committees, 1915-20 -- Notes -- Index -- Illustrations
Summary "Academic freedom, the intellectual bedrock of American intellectual activities, was not always a shared value, but one that emerged from faculty collective action. This book provides a detailed history of the founding and early activities of the American Association of University Professors set into the broader societal and intellectual circumstances that affected its initial development. Key to the story, of course, is the influential work of Arthur O. Lovejoy at Johns Hopkins and John Dewey at Harvard in establishing this national association and very early professional trade union. The professionalization of the faculty, which accompanied the development of the American research university, identified academic freedom as a central element of professional autonomy. Public debates over academic freedom occurred within the broader debate of the balance of power in the American university. This debate was strongly influenced by the perspectives of the Progressive Era: the goal to democratize university governance was presented frequently in terms similar to the broader goal of democratizing American society. These developments were central to the establishment of the Association, and individual founders of the AAUP played an active part in many of them, inside and outside of academe"-- Provided by publisher
"The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded to advance the professionalization of America's faculty. University Reform examines the social and intellectual circumstances that led to the organization's initial development, as well as its work to defend academic freedom. It explores the AAUP's subsequent response to World War I and the first Red Scare. It also describes the founders' efforts, especially those of Arthur O. Lovejoy and James McKeen Cattell, in securing a greater role for faculty in the government of colleges and universities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American Association of University Professors -- History.
Collective bargaining -- College teachers -- United States -- History.
College teachers' unions -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bérubé, Michael, 1961- author of foreword
ISBN 1421418274 (electronic bk.)
9781421418278 (electronic bk.)