He will talk about shared governance among faculty and administration at 1 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Bundy Reading Room in Avery Hall. He will discuss university work with industry, based on his book, “Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, room to be announced.
Nelson is professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2006 to 2012, he was president of the AAUP, which advocates for faculty and for academic freedom, and he has written about oil and gas industry-funded research. He has published or edited over 25 books, including “No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom.”
His visit is sponsored by the Office of the President, College of Education and Department of English.