Changing Campus Culture - Mark McNeilly

Mark McNeilly has been actively engaged for several years in changing campus culture, promoting institutional neutrality, researching self-censorship on campus, and studying tenure and free expression.

Mark initiated the adoption of the Chicago Statement by UNC Faculty, co-authored research on student self-censorship for 8 North Carolina system universities, is a co-founder of UNC’s Heterodox Campus Community, “Heterodox Heels,” created a UNC faculty listserv to discuss academic freedom issues, created an academic freedom resource website, works with the UNC Alumni Free Speech Alliance to help host their events, and writes and speaks on these issues within the state and nationally.

He is a member of UNC’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Free Expression (the creation of which he initiated) and an advisory board member of its Program for Public Discourse.

Engagement as an HxA Member:
Presented at HxA Virtual Event, Summit, or Conference
Published on HxA: The Blog
Guest on HxA Podcast
HxA Writers Group Member or Veteran
Active Member of an HxCommunity
Active Member of an HxA Campus Community
Faculty Fellow at HxA Center for Academic Pluralism
Speaker's Title and Institutional/Organizational Affiliation: Professor of the Practice, University of North Carolina
Event Type :
Fireside Chat
Book Talk
Constitution Day Event
Classroom Visit
Debate, Forum, or HxConversation
Speaking Topics - List up to 5 specific topics or titles, each separated by a semicolon: Changing University Culture; Institutional Neutrality; Tenure and Free Expression; Self-Censorship on Campus; Artificial Intelligence and Constructive Dialogue
Blackout Dates (Dates speaker is unavailable, Date/Month/Year): 25/12/2023
Distance Willing to Travel: Any/No Limits to Travel Radius
Scholarly Area: Business
Modality of Event : In Person and/or Virtual
Willingness to be recorded: Willing
Speaking Fee (Not including travel/lodging expenses): $0-$5,000 USD
Recent Appearance (1 of 5) -title, host institution, year: How Can Universities Reform Themselves to Protect Open Inquiry on Campus? Heterodox Academy Webcast, 2023
Recent Appearance (2 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Forum on Institutional Neutrality, UNC-Charlotte, 2023
Recent Appearance (3 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Free Expression, Academia, and the Parallel Polis; UNC AFSA, 2023