Local Policies on Academic Freedom

Spring
2005
Resolution Number: 
19.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, There are increasing incursions on academic freedom as exemplified by movements such as the "Student Bill of Rights";

Whereas, Some colleges and districts have begun, under the influence of such movements, to implement policies limiting academic freedom;

Whereas, Some colleges and districts have not adopted board policies regarding support for academic freedom; and

Whereas, The development and delivery of curriculum are academic and professional matters;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reiterate its existing position that local boards and local academic senates adopt the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Expanded Statement on Academic Freedom; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide local academic senates with guidelines for the integration of academic freedom policies with faculty ethics and student grievance policies. MSCDisposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

Presentations by AAUP at general sessions and breakouts at the 2004 Fall and 2005 Spring Plenary Sessions. The 2005-2006 CLFIC will request that this resolution be removed from its purview. Educational Policies and Legislative have primary responsibility for legislative policies. This was added to the college visit talking points.