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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Academic Freedom
Policy

Document Number: FacHR--103 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/18/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about academic freedom relative to HR policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of HR policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, and administrators


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Human Resources
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Academic Freedom


Members of the faculty of Cumberland University are granted academic freedom to follow the quest for truth and to interpret their understanding of that truth to students.  They shall be free to speak, write, or act as citizens without institutional censorship or discipline with the understanding, however, that as academic stewards of the University, they should remember that the public may judge their professions and the institution by their utterances; hence, they should at all times be accurate, they should show respect for the opinions of others, they should exercise appropriate restraint, and they should make every effort to indicate that they do not speak for the University.  Faculty can provide divergent and challenging views without imposing one’s own personal views. Faculty should at all times be supportive of Cumberland University Mission.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Academic Affairs Support Staff

VP for Academic Affairs

Director of Human Resources

VP for Academic Affairs

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