OC Academic Policies: Academic Freedom 06-07

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To develop their own critical judgment, students also need the
freedom to express their ideas publicly as well as repeated
opportunities to explore a wide range of insights and perspectives.
Students are more likely to develop cognitive complexity when
they frequently interact with people, views, and experiences that
are different from their own. In a learning context, everyone must
respect those who disagree with themselves and also maintain an
atmosphere of civility.

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