Showcasing Solutions for Better Campus Discourse
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
Is there a civil discourse crisis in higher education? Judging from the controversial speakers shouted down on campuses and the sessions canceled at scholarly meetings, the complicated and often combustible mix of academic freedom, free speech, and opposition to hate speech has created a landscape seemingly littered with rhetorical land mines.
Academics, nonprofit leaders, and college administrators recently gathered to assess the state of campus discourse and the steps to improve it.