Academic freedom is necessary for effective governance.
Well done! I like to think that Banished played a part in this. Something to build on.
YES. I've been watching administrative bloat play out in real time for forty years, including as a student writer in a university PR office, a tenured faculty member, a faculty senator, and, since I fled academe, as an interested community member and mother of an undergrad. Students and the public have been persuaded that administrators are the best and the brightest faculty (when increasingly they are nothing of the kind) and that they are students' friends. The last times I met administrators who impressed me were on a plane in the 90s, when I sat with Brian Copenhaver, who was (I think) provost at UCLA, and a couple of years later, when I worked with Melanie McClellan, student affairs VP at Georgia Southern, and a very sensible person. Other than that, it's been amazing what callous grifters most of them have been.
AAUP, started by A.O. Lovejoy of Johns Hopkins among others, is intended as a guarantee of academic freedom. My it continue to serve.
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Without Academic Freedom there is no professorship!