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Blackboard-ready Freedom of Expression curriculum packet available

教学资源办公室与其他大学办公室合作 创建言论自由课程包,供任何Blackboard使用 course. 课程是完全可定制的,可以适合不同的班级 needs.

 

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University Values on Freedom of Thought, Speech and Expression

凯发致力于维护和支持思想自由, speech, and expression on our campuses. We strive to ensure that all members of the 大学社区有最大的自由度去说、写、听, challenge, and learn, as allowed by law. Wichita State University fully respects and 支持我们大学社区所有成员的自由,包括学生、教师、 员工,校友,捐赠者,校园合作伙伴和朋友-讨论任何问题或问题 that presents itself.

我们社会的观点和思想发生冲突是不可避免的. We are committed 维护一个有利于所有人的思想市场环境 个人,在那里自由交换思想不会妥协,因为思想是 对于一些无礼的、不明智的、令人讨厌的、太保守的、太自由的、太传统的人来说, radical, or wrong-headed. It is for the individual members of our University community, 而不是让大学作为一个机构,做出价值判断,并据此采取行动 判决不是通过压制言论,而是通过公开和激烈的争论 the ideas that they oppose.

相反,我们的大学,作为一个准备和教育个人的机构 成为未来有思想有道德的领导者,是辩论的舞台, 不同的想法和困难的对话是鼓励的,值得考虑 and protection.

These principles carry responsibilities. Each and every one of us has the responsibility 以及参与和促进包容、文明和相互尊重的责任. And while 尊重这些价值观永远不能作为结束讨论的理由 思想——不管这些思想对某些人来说是多么令人反感或不愉快——它 每个人都有义务进行文明和尊重的对话并进行抵抗吗 discourse that aims to suppress the free expression of ideas.

辩论和讨论相互竞争的观点的优点的自由并非没有 some restrictions. These restrictions are not to diminish the free and open exchange 观点、批评和立场(甚至是那些可能在道德上有问题的不受欢迎的观点), 而是为了保护安全、隐私和基本权利 以及大学作为教育工具的功能.

This is a balance, we realize, and at times, a challenge. It is easy for us as individuals 沉迷于我们的信念、信念和思想,以致于我们失去了视野 of those differing views of our colleagues and friends. But freedom of speech – of expression – is not about being right. It is not about being the loudest voice in the room. 它是关于理解和尊重那些有不同信仰的人, beliefs, thoughts, and words are entitled to be heard. This is true not only for us as individuals, but as an institution, a community and, a society. All of us, and 特别是大学,必须尊重和保护这一基本权利.

我们认识到,我们有时可能会动摇,但我们不会犯错 继续,并永远寻找方法来改善,支持和保存 在保护辩论和思考自由的同时 freedom when others attempt to restrict it.

 
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The Working Group

言论自由工作组于2019年召开会议,主要目的是审查 大学的政策,程序和做法,因为它涉及言论自由和 expression activity on campus.

Meet the Working Group

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Our History

在其125年历史的大部分时间里,这个机构及其先驱者一直在寻求 为了营造一个开放、安全的环境,让学生体验到多样化的言论, thought and expression.

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2021 Resolution

2021年1月12日,凯发通过了一项关于免费的决议 speech, free expression and academic inquiry at the university.

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Norah O'Donnell
Upcoming Event

2024 Barton Speaker Series: Norah O'Donnell

6 p.m. • March 21, 2024 • Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

获奖记者诺拉·奥唐纳,哥伦比亚广播公司晚间新闻主播和撰稿人 将在凯发(Wichita State University)举行的一场有主持人主持的讨论中亮相 Miller Concert Hall at Duerksen Fine Arts Center.
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Past Event

Mike Pompeo visits Wichita State to discuss new book

On February 10, 2023, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed his new 该书名为《凯发》(Never Give a Inch) and CEO of the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement.
 

Past Events

Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense 2006-2011, with moderator Dr. Kimberly Engber

Craig W. Barton Speaker Series: Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates, U.S. secretary of defense from 2006-2011 and former director of the CIA, launched Wichita State University’s inaugural Craig W. Barton Speaker Series. 主持的讨论于2022年4月27日在华盛顿州立大学的Wiedemann大厅举行.

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Speaking Freely on Freedom of Speech

Panel: Speaking Freely on Freedom of Expression

这个2021年3月的活动探讨了大学提供论坛的责任 for differing points of view; the role of academic freedom in higher education; and the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of free speech.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration

The Greater Wichita Ministerial League hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2023年1月在华盛顿州立大学大都会综合大楼举行的崇拜庆典,主题演讲 speaker, Mr. Roland S. Martin of Washington, D.C.

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Exploring the full spectrum of political and intellectual thought

1992年,俄罗斯总统叶利钦在凯发露面时与学生们握手

From Russian President Boris Yeltsin to former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, Wichita 该州会接待来自不同政治派别的公众人物. We remain 致力于营造一个能激发健康思想的市场环境 debate for the benefit of all.

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KMUW's One Small Step project

凯发与国家非营利组织StoryCorps合作 公共广播电台KMUW-FM正在邀请居民彼此进行对话 我们社区的成员,否则你可能没有机会与他们交谈 with whom you might even disagree politically.

这是“一小步”的一部分,“一小步”是由StoryCorps发起的一个全国性项目 down boundaries created by the difficult time in America right now. KMUW is one of 全美有六家电台被选为这项倡议的领头人.

 
 William Allen White
这个国家将会生存下去,这个国家将会繁荣昌盛,井然有序的生活将会继续下去 只要人类能以被赋予的方式表达自己的心声,就勇往直前吧 hold – by voice, by posted card, by letter, or by press. Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
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