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Volume 51

As musicians, we care for and acknowledge our aural skills. However, often the skills that enable insightful musical listening are shut down during meetings as participants wait so anxiously for an opportunity to speak that they miss what is said. Encounters between and among colleagues or students and face-offs with academic leaders are often derailed…
Limiting the repertoire of our music courses to compositions that date from 1750 to 1950 helps students become familiar with important works of the Western tradition. Yet,a closer look at this pedagogical strategy reveals fundamental problems that require our attention. These problems range from ethnic, social, and gender representation, to…
Academic Freedom and Institutional Vitality In its first year of existence, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), led by a special committee appointed by its President, John Dewey, issued the landmark 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure. This declaration had a lasting impact on defining the role of faculty…