Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Brandi Hephner LaBanc has been named a fellow for the 2022-23 tutorial yr. Working with Neal Hitchens (professor of upper schooling, University of Mississippi), Hephner Labanc will undertake a analysis venture entitled “Social Media: The Real Campus Free Speech Zone.” This collaborative analysis venture and associated publication and dissemination plan will establish the challenges and alternatives associated to on-line speech of school college students, particularly in relation to social media.
Brandi Hephner LaBanc
Each yr, the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, primarily based out of the University of California, selects fellows from a broad vary of disciplines and backgrounds similar to legislation, journalism, larger schooling, social science, know-how and authorities. Fellows chosen obtain funding to additional the nationwide dialog associated to expression and democratic participation on school campuses together with easy methods to advance campus dialogue and additional range and inclusion.
Their initiatives have a direct affect on people and communities throughout campus and are centered on enhancing our understanding of how free speech is—and will be practiced—in American larger schooling in addition to easy methods to foster civic engagement in college life.