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What’s AHEAD Poll Results: Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Shared Governance

Virtually all higher education leaders responding to this poll agree that academic freedom is essential, but most believe that the meaning of academic freedom is not consistently understood. Few respondents felt that tenure is required to ensure academic freedom, but most generally agreed that faculty should play a role in some types of institutional decision making.

Click here to review the results and commentary. This What’s AHEAD poll is the latest in a series of polls focusing on the important issues facing higher education.