Free Speech on College Campuses: How to Balance Expression and Safety

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  • 60 minutes

Recent incidents have created considerable debate as to how free speech really is, and just who is entitled to these freedoms. From student clothing and dialogue to guest speakers to even faculty, recent events have created questions about how to best safeguard free speech, while also safeguarding colleges themselves. 

This webinar will take an in depth look at what the issues are in today’s free speech debate, and will also highlight several examples of how the public, along with faculty and students, have been impacted. Expert Kent Seaver will address the issue of freedom of expression as it relates to safety, and the viewing audience will come to understand that there are specific ways to balance free speech with other issues and considerations.

Session Highlights:

  • Examine the history of free Speech cases in Higher Education

  • Analyze recent changes in the free speech/collegiate debate

  • Understand the Justice Departments interest in Free Speech cases

  • Review the dialogue that exists on campuses regarding speech and speakers

  • Look at Best Practices for maintaining safety as well as freedom

Why You Should Attend:

Having a diverse group of students entering your institution will help ensure rich dialogue, creative collaboration, and enriched graduated ready to make an impact on the workforce. With that, however, comes a responsibility to create a safe zone for the dialogue. This webinar will help you to understand how to balance free speech with other issues and considerations.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Faculty members

  • Policy makers

  • Key decision makers

  • Campus leaders

  • Campus speakers 

Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

Kent  Seaver

Kent Seaver

Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the fields of student services and learning resources. While at North Lake College in Irving,TX, he has expanded his work to include multiple student cohorts, including Title IX initiatives. He is presently the Director of Planning and Development and was previously the Director of Learning Resources. He served as Title IX Coordinator from 2014-2016. In that role, Kent created the first comprehensive Title IX intake and response program in the Dallas County District. Kent has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.

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