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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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,


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


RDI · 25 March 2022 English

The three interwoven braids of our plan are our commitments DAVID DOCHERT Y to our students, to our staff and faculty, and to our community. [...] We are rooted in …

as engaged citizens and leaders. We defend academic freedom and responsibility. We create and disseminate


OSSTF/FEESO · 1 March 2022 English

Submission to the Ministry of Education on Modernizing Education The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is a strong, independent, socially active union that promotes and advances the cause of …

to build strong public services, preserve academic freedom, prevent the privatization and commercialization


Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations · 17 February 2022 English

This is due to several factors, including increased time pressures and the devaluation of service work compared to research and teaching; the systemic exclusion of faculty and academic librarian representatives …

secrecy, and reprisal, which limit intramural academic freedom and the ability to be effective and engage foundational principles of the university, including academic freedom, collegial governance, and the nature of academic


RSC · 1 February 2022 French

Ces changements se sont accompagnés d’un large éventail de discours discriminatoires exprimés à l’encontre de diverses sexualités et identités de genre, ainsi que de types de corps (de la discrimination …

of a Calgary professor is a strike against academic freedom. The Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.co com/calgary/2019/11/26/jason-kenney-criticism-melanee-thomas-academic-freedom. html Ketchum, A. 2020. Report on the State


RDI · 31 January 2022 English

In cases where the Department and the Dean/Director disagree as to the pedagogical necessity of a course being taught in person, the matter will be referred to Senate. [...] If …

mean that Members maintain their rights of academic freedom, but that Members do not have the right to


RSC · 28 January 2022 English

At the same time, the institutional and public benefits of recognizing and resourcing these activities take place in the context of an increasing and uneven level of risk to individual …

briefing on Higher Education has already noted, “Academic freedom is crucial to the full exercise of every scholar’s institutions” (Brennan et al., 2021, p. 7). Moreover, “Academic freedom is . . . also, in extreme cases, what in other institutions” (Brennan et al., 2021, p. 35). Academic freedom is thus critical in part because it supports to high standards of objectivity and rigor. Academic freedom and the broad goal of advancing knowledge themselves. This has raised concerns over academic freedom (especially to advance knowledge based on


BC Council on Admissions and Transfer · 12 January 2022 English

-History of the Canadian Environment moves to Fall to accommodate course load in the Environmental Science certificate—hope is to bring in science students to the history course. [...] -Lots of …

-Choice of delivery mode could be a question of academic freedom. -UFV: administration favored asynchronous


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