Free speech tensions: Responding to bias on college and university campuses

October 30, 2018

Despite the increasing development of bias response teams on college and university campuses, little scholarship has examined these teams and, in particular, team leaders’ approaches to understanding the role of free speech in responding to bias. Hosted by the ACPA Commission for Administrative Leadership and the ACPA Commission for Social Justice Education, webinar panelists will share the results of interviews with administrators who served on bias response teams at 19 predominantly White institutions. The presentation will address balancing free speech and other interests, the nuances of First Amendment protections, and how institutions can respond with educational conversations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.