Academic Freedom And Catholic Higher Education

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In recent decades, as the question of academic freedom within Catholic higher education has received greater attention, models and interpretations of academic freedom have been proposed to help Catholic colleges and universities deal with the issue. James Annarelli contends, however, that present Catholic interpretations place unnecessary constraints on these institutions and are inadequate in many other ways. In his study he offers a critical analysis of both Catholic and secular modes of academic freedom and ...

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Overview

In recent decades, as the question of academic freedom within Catholic higher education has received greater attention, models and interpretations of academic freedom have been proposed to help Catholic colleges and universities deal with the issue. James Annarelli contends, however, that present Catholic interpretations place unnecessary constraints on these institutions and are inadequate in many other ways. In his study he offers a critical analysis of both Catholic and secular modes of academic freedom and frames a set of criteria applicable to Catholic institutions, while advancing pertinent insights on the issue as a whole.

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JAMES JOHN ANNARELLI former Assistant Professor of Theology at St. John's University, New York, is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles E. Curran

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Context of the Problem

The American Roman Catholic College and University

Academic Freedom and the Catholic Campus: The Current State of the Discussion

The Secular Model of Academic Freedom in the United States: A Descriptive Overview

A Critical Examination of Existing Catholic Approaches to Academic Freedom

A Critical Examination of the American Secular Model of Academic Freedom

Criteria for Interpreting Academic Freedom in the Catholic Context

Selected Bibliography

Index

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