Task Force on Academic Freedom

Johns Hopkins has a special kinship with academic freedom, one that stretches to our founding. Freedom of inquiry and expression lie at the very heart of the innovative scholarship, research and service that is the signature of Johns Hopkins.

And yet, it is striking that for all of this history, we do not have a formal university position or statement on academic freedom, one that would give expression to our core values in this area, and serve as a beacon for our community on these often challenging questions for generations to come.

The President and the Provost convened the faculty and student-led Task Force on Academic Freedom to produce such a statement. The Task Force will comprise faculty and students from across the university, and will be chaired by Professor of Political Science Emeritus and Academy Professor Joel Grossman. The Task Force will consult the university on its progress, and submit its recommendations to the President and the Provost by May 9, 2014.

Mandate

The mandate of the Task Force can be found by clicking here.

Membership

  • Joel Grossman, Professor of Political Science Emeritus and Academy Professor (Chair)
  • Hilary Bok, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Carrese, School of Medicine
  • Robert Dalrymple, Whiting School of Engineering
  • Chuck Doran, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, School of Education
  • Richard Giarusso, Peabody Institute
  • Len Rubenstein, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Cynda Rushton, School of Nursing
  • Lindsay J. Thompson, Carey Business School
  • Emily Zackin, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Kevin Fain, Bloomberg School of Public Health (student)
  • Kaushik Rao, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (student)
  • Jennifer Ronald, School of Nursing (student)

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