4.00 Academic Freedom Policy

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Policy

The College supports:

A. The right of an employee to hold a controversial or unpopular belief so long as the employee does not use his/her position as a forum for the inculcation of the belief among students or other persons on the premises or under the auspices of the College.

B. The right of an employee to engage in political or religious activities (or refrain partially or wholly from such participation) as a phase of his/her private life so long as the employee does not attempt to indoctrinate students or does not practice these activities at the College or under the auspices of the College and so long as any political activities comply with Policy 4.30 of this manual.

C. The right of an instructor to present facts about controversial issues to his/her students so long as both sides of the issue are considered and indoctrination is avoided.

Changes approved: 1983; 1991; 1998