Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters

University of Oslo and Scholars at Risk

This online course explored the importance of free and open research, and how it relates to core higher education and societal values. Participants learned about different understandings of academic freedom and challenges to academic freedom in various contexts.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Robert Quinn

Executive Director

Scholars at Risk

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the meaning of academic freedom and related values and how these values interrelate
  • Identify challenges and threats to academic freedom in different contexts
  • Assess how academic freedom can be promoted and defended
  • Demonstrate the importance of academic freedom to the development of society

Syllabus

  • Traditional and socially engaged definitions of academic freedom
  • Academic freedom in relation to other core higher education values
  • The limits to what is covered by academic freedom
  • Threats to academic freedom in different settings
  • Consequences of threats to academic freedom
  • The importance of academic freedom to democratic societies
  • How you can contribute to strengthening core higher education values at your home institution and in partnerships
  • How you can assess and react to incidents relating to the core higher education values

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters

University of Oslo