29 Jun '12, 10am

Permission to speak freely. PME and academic freedom

In a recent report the US House Armed Services Committee found that academic freedom was a major concern at professional military education (PME) institutions around the country. The committee discovered that there are a variety of procedures in place among the nation’s military colleges regarding faculty publications. While some institutions choose to allow faculty to publish freely, others require a thorough content review to ensure publications fit a certain style and viewpoint. On its face, it would appear that administrative interference with faculty freedom of expression is a clear violation of the common standards of academic freedom. But the desire for academic freedom must be balanced against both the need for information security and the desire to maintain and sustain publication quality. Often times PME faculty and administrators view these two objectives as con...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/%E2%80%9Cpermission-to-s...

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