Passion for Academic Freedom
Academic freedom means many things to many people but few are as passionate about it as faculty in higher education. To them it is a broad concept that entails a conviction that they should have the freedom to conduct research into areas even if they are unpopular or controversial. It also includes a firm belief that the mission of the academy itself depends upon scholars alone determining how to teach in a way that is most appropriate for their students. The choice of course mate- rials (e.g., textbooks) is something about which faculty have very strong feelings.
Krane, D. E.
(2019). Passion for Academic Freedom. Against the Grain, 31 (1), 8, 14-15.