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Academic Freedom Statement

The University believes that academic freedom should be safeguarded against all cost. For it is only through the free search for truth and the free expression of ideas that knowledge will be advanced.

Faculty members of the University are therefore entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results subject to the performance of their academic duties as specified by the Faculty Manual. However, sponsored research or research for pecuniary return will be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution.
Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom to discuss their subjects, but should not introduce controversial material which has no relation to the subject.

The faculty are members of a scholarly profession and officers of the institution. When they speak or write as citizens, they will be free from institutional censorship or discipline.

Faculty members who feel that their academic freedom has been infringed may make a written request to the Rector so that an investigation of their case can be made. The request should set forth in a clear and concise manner the events and circumstances upon which the charge is based. The Rector may refer the question to the Appeals Committee.

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