Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is a moral and legal concept expressing the conviction that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts (including those that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities) without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment. While the core of academic freedom covers scholars acting in an academic capacity - as teachers or researchers expressing strictly scholarly viewpoints -, an expansive interpretation extends these occupational safeguards to scholars' …

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BCCAT · 12 July 2022 English

Okanagan College: • Enrollment and budget constraints continue • A new BA of Arts Degree has been approved • Broader question on how to communicate political science outside department • …

different programs will see this as infringing on academic freedom. • Member asks how departments and members


BCCAT · 11 July 2022 English

Some into political science and other programs in order to try to get in. [...] Pen and paper course to deliver to incarcerated student. [...] Students want to stay and …

admissions requirements. Conversations around than academic freedom and submitting grades. Guidelines on grading


CHA · 15 June 2022 English

The severity of the crisis facing contract academic workers, the centrality of their work to the modern university project in Canada, and the extent to which relying on contract labour …

same rights as permanent faculty. Fairness, academic freedom, intellectual property, labor standards, support


OCUFA · 29 May 2022 English

OPC: Voted in favour [part of the budget bill] ONDP: Voted against the budget bill and released a statement on PBF: news/ford-tying-post-secondary-funding-political-directives-wrong-ndp OLP: Voted against the budget bill; however, the …

speech and Did not speak Bill 168 and Order-In- academic freedom in House or No position on Council (OIC) concerns examples restrict free speech and threaten academic freedom by limiting the ability of scholars to engage Raised concerns regarding free speech and academic freedom in the House but did not oppose the bill.


CDPDJ · 24 May 2022 French

S'adressant à l'Assemblée nationale, la Commission expose cinq préoccupations principales pour protéger la liberté académique de l’ensemble des membres de la communauté universitaire et propose des ajustements importants pour s’assurer …

org/OvercomingInequalities-Godrie ; Paul AXELROD, « Academic freedom: can history be our guide? », Affaires universitaires universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/academic-freedom-can-history- guide/ https://montreal.citynews


JCCF · 24 May 2022 English

of Justice Paperny of the Court of Appeal of Alberta: “ Academic freedom and freedom of expression are inextricably linked. [...] Academic freedom and the guarantee of freedom of expression contained in

PROTECTING ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ON CAMPUS : A SUBMISSION TO THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT ON BILL 32, AN ACT RESPECTING ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE UNIVERSITY SECTOR May 23, 2022 Brief of the Act respecting academic freedom in the university sector, i.e. that “[…] academic freedom is the right today’s faculty, staff, and students. A bill on academic freedom will reiterate that universities exist to rights and values in Québec universities, with academic freedom and free speech at the very top, far above


OCUFA · 6 May 2022 English

Another possible entry into the work is to begin by taking account of the local equity landscape of your association and the institution, because the equity work you do should …

demands on members from equity-seeking groups Academic freedom provisions Collegial governance provisions created by the parties Harassment and bullying Academic freedom and collegial governance provisions Requirement


CLD · 3 May 2022 English

JOINT DECLARATION ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND GENDER JUSTICE The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the …

private academic institutions, should respect academic freedom of expression and refrain from censoring,


FRQSC · 13 April 2022 English

The purpose of this rst stage is to assess the appropriateness and relevance of the letter of intent in relation to the objectives and needs presented in the call for …

intellectual property and the protection of academic freedom. 13. General considerations Researchers and


Alberta Teachers' Association · 29 March 2022 English

based on (a) the anticipated balance of the fund at the end of [2007, 2020] the current year, (b) the anticipated use of the fund during the budget year, (c) …

partnerships/sponsorships should not 1. restrict the academic freedom of the school, or confer on 11.2.1.1 In principle school’s 3. exploit students or their families; academic freedom or the right of teachers and students to act


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