Academic Freedom

Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing subjects of their expertise, in the conduct of research in their field of special competence, and in the publication of the results of their research. Faculty members, in speaking and writing outside the University upon subjects beyond the scope of their own field of study, are entitled to precisely the same freedom and are subject to the same responsibility as attaches to all other citizens. When thus speaking as a citizen, they should be free from censorship or discipline. The commitment to academic freedom in the conduct of research does not imply that a faculty member’s research is not subject to critical review and judgment as to its quality and significance.