AHA and Other Scholarly Associations Defend Tenure and Academic Freedom in Wisconsin
The American Historical Association has joined with 21 other scholarly societies in a statement protesting proposed changes to the structure of the University of Wisconsin system that threaten to undermine tenure, shared governance, and academic freedom in Wisconsin. Read the full statement below or on our website under News and Advocacy.
For media coverage of the AHA’s advocacy on this issues, see “Scott Walker’s Latest Target: College Professors,” on Politico.
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Update – Since first publishing this statement, the following organizations have either endorsed it or issued their own statements of support:
- American Educational Research Association, with the Association for the Study of Higher Education
- American Political Science Association
- Association for Asian American Studies
- History of Education Society
- History of Science Society
- Linguistic Society of America
- Medieval Academy of America
- Organization of American Historians
- Society for Military History
- Society for US Intellectual History
This post first appeared on AHA Today.
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