Discipline and Freedom in the Academy, 65 Arkansas Law Review 203 (2012)
There are two distinct accounts of academic freedom.
The first refers to professional ideals of university
governance, the second to principles of constitutional law.
Viewed as an ideal of university governance, academic
freedom is essential to the ongoing administration of
institutions of higher education. The American concept of
academic freedom began in the early years of the twentieth
century. Its first great statement was in the 1915
Declaration of Principles of Academic Freedom by the
American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
The president of the Association at that time was John
Dewey. The principal drafters of the 1915 Declaration
were the economist Edwin R. A. Seligman and the
philosopher Arthur 0. Lovejoy.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Post, Robert, "Discipline and Freedom in the Academy" (2012). Faculty Scholarship Series. 4636.