Policy 1010: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: Westfield State University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 25, 2018

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The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition. Academic freedom is essential to these purposes and applies to both teaching and research.

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The teacher is entitled to full freedom in research and in the exhibition, performance, and publication of the results of his/her research, to full freedom in the classroom in discussing his/her subject, and most specifically in the selection of classroom materials including selection of texts. The teacher is entitled to discuss controversial issues.

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