The Dean of Students Office at the University of Arizona is pleased to present
the inaugural Constitutional Issues in Higher Education Symposium
June 22, 2016
Public institutions of Higher Education strive to support and encourage robust inquiry and critical discourse, which are foundational to academic pursuits, while encouraging civility, respect, and access to educational opportunities. Balancing these often incongruous priorities and values is a difficult but essential responsibility for members of the University community.
We are pleased to welcome you to a day of discussion, reflection, and learning as we explore the numerous intersections and tensions that exist in a University community constantly balancing institutional and personal responsibility, the protections afforded expressive speech, and the necessity of safeguarding academic freedom.
Dr. Lee Bird currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater. Lee co-authored The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Administrators (2006), published by NASPA.