II. Academic Policies

Academic Freedom

Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subjects. Each faculty member is, however, responsible for the maintenance of appropriate standards of scholarship and teaching. Faculty members are entitled to full freedom in research or other services of his/her own undertaking, and in the publication of the results, subject to the adequate performance of other academic duties. Policies concerning research conducted for the University are described in section IV of this handbook.

The faculty member is a member of a learned profession, a member of the community, and a representative of the University. When faculty members speak or write as members of the community, they are free from institutional censorship or discipline, but they are expected to remember that the public may judge the profession and institution by their utterances. For further information, see University Policy HR-64, "Academic Freedom," and University Policy AD-47, "General Standards of Professional Ethics."