Faculty Handbook: Academic Freedom

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: Centre College Statement Rating: Green Last updated: January 31, 2018

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Like most democratic concepts, academic freedom is difficult, perhaps even impossible, to define precisely and unambiguously. It is a guarantee of the right of a special kind of free speech in a special kind of community—the College or university. Ideally, academic freedom is a privileged responsibility that attempts to ensure free inquiry and free expression for members of the Faculty and for students, without fear of restraint, sanction, interference, intimidation, or reprisal from within or without the institution.

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