Jennifer Ward is an associate professor and Faculty Senate president at University of Alaska Southeast, and a librarian at Egan Library. She is also a member of United Academics, the faculty union. She lives in Juneau.
Academic freedom and the tenure system are central to the University of Alaska, but the principles are not widely understood. Academic freedom is about finding the truth–wading through noise and opinions–and getting to the facts. It gives teachers, researchers and artists at the top of their field the freedom to express their views publicly and […]