67 Academic Freedom

  1. The faculty member is entitled to freedom in the classroom and in discussing his/her subject, but he/she will be objective in his/her teaching of a controversial matter which has relation to his/her subject, of controversial topics introduced by students, and will not introduce into his/her teaching controversial matters which have little or no relation to his/her subject.
  2. Each faculty member is an individual, a member of a learned profession, and a representative of an educational institution. When he/she speaks or writes as an individual, he/she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but his/her special position in the community imposes special obligations.  As a person of learning and as an institutional representative, he/she should remember that the public may judge his/her profession and his/her institution by his/her utterances.  Hence, he/she should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinion of others, and should make every effort to indicate that he/she is not an institutional spokesperson.


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