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Author: Kate Oestreich/Friday, March 31, 2017/Categories: Uncategorized

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NCSA plans to endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure at this time; our board welcomes your input on that endorsement. As the invitation to join relayed, “its more than 240 endorsers include most of the major disciplinary societies in the United States. The historical strength and continued force of the 1940 Statement have been supported by a great number of institutional and independent studies and by numerous significant legal proceedings." At a time when American higher education is experiencing new and growing threats to tenure and academic freedom, we would be most pleased to add the Nineteenth Century Studies Association to the official list of endorsers.  

Prompted by recent events particularly, the Board is also seeking your input/comments on the statement (below) your elected Board is considering for our website. Please email any comments you wish to make directly at lxmorrison@unomaha.edu no later than Friday, 7th April. The Board will review your input (our president, Lucy Morrison, will present it anonymously unless you instruct otherwise) and then vote upon whether or not to post the statement to our website and other public arenas.

“The NCSA stands united with scholarly and other associations around the world in our commitment to academic freedom and social equality. We confirm our commitment not to discriminate based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran and/or marital status.”


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