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Risk-taking teaching is memorable and the research shows students retain content deeply when their learning connects to emotional intensity. But how far do academic freedom and the First Amendment extend to faculty teaching techniques? In this session, the presenter will synopsize the body of law on the prerogative of faculty over their pedagogical devices – called the germaneness standard. Attendees will analyze actual examples and evaluate if the controversial teaching techniques are protected by the confluence of academic freedom and the First Amendment. Consequently, attendees will be able, with confidence, to continue engaging their students to achieve the best learning outcomes.

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Mar 29th, 4:00 PM Mar 29th, 5:00 PM

The First Amendment and Provocative Teaching: Lessons from the Evidence

Risk-taking teaching is memorable and the research shows students retain content deeply when their learning connects to emotional intensity. But how far do academic freedom and the First Amendment extend to faculty teaching techniques? In this session, the presenter will synopsize the body of law on the prerogative of faculty over their pedagogical devices – called the germaneness standard. Attendees will analyze actual examples and evaluate if the controversial teaching techniques are protected by the confluence of academic freedom and the First Amendment. Consequently, attendees will be able, with confidence, to continue engaging their students to achieve the best learning outcomes.