Challenges to Free Expression and Academic Integrity on Campus
Join Cascade Policy Institute for a special event
with Dr. Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego
With a constant stream of headlines about campus disruptions and lightweight curricula, alumni are rightly concerned about the erosion of academic freedom and the decline of academic standards on American college campuses. The evening’s presentation will spell out why the trends are so worrying and ways in which some intrepid college leaders, college trustees, and alumni donors are showing how to stand up for academic excellence and intellectual openness that the public demands.
Dr. Merrill is executive director of the Fund for Academic Renewal, a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which works with donors to create and monitor high-impact gifts to colleges and universities. ACTA is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities.
There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required in advance due to space limitations. A dessert buffet with coffee and tea will be served.
If you have friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Cascade Policy Institute, please invite them as our guests.
Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is Oregon’s premier policy research center. Cascade’s mission is to explore and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.