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2006-2007 University Catalog

Academic Senate Resolution on Academic Freedom

Be it resolved that the Academic Senate of CSU Channel Islands affirms its commitment to upholding and preserving the principles of academic freedom: the right of faculty to teach, conduct research or other scholarship, and publish free of external constraints other than those normally denoted by the scholarly standards of a discipline, and

Be it further resolved that the Academic Senate of CSU Channel Islands fully endorses the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the AAUP (www.aaup.org), and

Be it further resolved that this campus is dedicated to fostering the free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and to ensure that guests on campus have full opportunity to the exercise of these rights; and

Be it further resolved that the Academic Senate of CSU Channel Islands calls on the university community to maintain our campus as an open forum for free expression of ideas and diverse views in the framework of scholarly inquiry and professional ethics; and

Be it further resolved that the Academic Senate of CSU Channel Islands affirms its intent to help ensure that all relevant policies developed on this campus protect freedom of inquiry, research, expression, and teaching both inside the classroom and beyond, and

Be it finally resolved that the Academic Senate of CSU Channel Islands opposes any system or campus policy that would restrict academic freedom in the name of “security” or a “balanced approach” to controversial issues.
(SR 03-11)

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