Nov 25, 2019
Tensions on campus around free speech issues mean college and university leaders are often caught in the crosshairs. Hosts Lorelle Espinosa and Jon Fansmith speak with civil discourse and campus speech experts, Lara Schwartz, professor at American University, and Michelle Deutchman, executive director of the University of California’s Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, about the tensions, the research, and the policies that can have a huge impact on how students experience campus life and explore how leaders can make their own campuses inclusive.
Later, Lorelle and Jon look at further resources around campus inclusion and free speech and how the Department of Education may become more involved.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
Conversation with Lara Schwartz and Michelle Deutchman:
National Center for Free Speech and
University of California
Syracuse University Hit With Racist
Graffiti, Vandalism and a Swastika — All in Just Eight Days
The Washington Post (Nov. 15, 2019)
Free Expression on Campus: What
College Students Think About First Amendment Issues
The Knight Foundation
How to College: What to Know Before
You Go (and When You're There)
By Lara Schwartz and Andrea Malkin Brenner
To Protect Free Speech, U. of
Wisconsin Is Poised to Double Down on Punishing Disruptive
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 10, 2019)
Building My Voice: Project on Civil
Post-Interview chat on free speech and inclusion resources
The Free Speech Project
Campus Free Speech Guide
#SpeechMatters Conference: The
Future of Free Expression on Campus
Feb. 27, 2020, Washington, DC
Equal Participation of Faith-Based
Organizations in Department of Education Programs and
U.S. Department of Education
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Lorelle Espinosa is the vice president for research at ACE. In this role, she is responsible for developing the organization’s thought leadership and research agenda and for ensuring a consistent evidence base across ACE’s array of programs and services.
Jon Fansmith is ACE’s director of government relations and represents ACE and its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.