Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Deliberation- "Maintaining Commitment to These Values is Complicated"

"Maintaining Commitment to These Values is Complicated"

Dr. Fanta Aw, American University Campus Life Interim Vice President, discussed American University's freedom of expression and dissent guidelines and the challenges of free speech on college campuses in the current political climate.

Description

Dr. Fanta Aw, American University Campus Life Interim Vice President, discussed American University's freedom of expression and dissent guidelines and the challenges of free speech on college campuses in the current political climate.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What does Aw cite as “the challenge for leaders on America’s campuses today?”
  • What does Dr. Aw cite as the fundamental mission of universities?
  • What fundamental principle does Dr. Aw cite as “integral to learning and scholarship?”
  • What, according to Dr. Aw, have campuses seen a rise of in the context of speech? What are two examples of this that she cites?
  • Summarize the American University Faculty Senate Resolution on Freedom of Expression. Where does the resolution draw the line on expression? How might the university determine when that line is crossed?
  • On a scale of 1-4, one being not at all persuasive and four being highly persuasive, indicate how persuasive you believe this argument to be and why you selected that ranking.

Participants

Vocabulary

  • 1st Amendment
  • Civil Discourse
  • Freedom Of Expression

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School