Academic Freedom

Spring
2002
Resolution Number: 
13.01
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Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a long history of defending the practice of academic freedom for faculty and other constituencies on its campuses;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and the free pursuit of learning;

Whereas, The American Council of Trustees and Alumni published and distributed Defending Civilization: How Our Universities are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It to single out and criticize higher education responses in the wake of September 11, 2001; and

Whereas, The American Council of Trustees and Alumni document Defending Civilization: How Our Universities are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It has excised and taken out of context quotations from faculty, administrator, classified staff, and student discourse about September 11, 2001, to serve its agenda of condemning the exercise of academic freedom at colleges and universities;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate reiterate its support of academic freedom on college and university campuses.

Status Report: 

We have done it numerous times.