Akron AAUP Protecting Academic Freedom For a Free Society
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American Association of University Professors

Our colleagues at the University of Toledo also face the effects and aftermath of yet another “strategic plan.”  Read about it in this editorial in The Toldeo Blade.   From that piece, this:
As more universities choose not just to follow a business model, but also to fund, promote, and create business enterprises, there is a danger that what Dr. Jacobs calls the “fundamental role of the university” could be de-emphasized or lost.
The arts and humanities are often referred to as the soul of a university education. If they become an afterthought, the biblical question comes to mind: What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Read the entire editorial here.

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