Friday, April 3, 2009

U. Minnesota Leads the Way

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports a new policy on academic freedom at the University of Minnesota, designed to ensure that faculty can speak truth to power on issues related to university administration. The policy defines academic freedom as “the freedom to discuss all relevant matters in the classroom, to explore all avenues of scholarship, research, and creative expression, and to speak or write without institutional discipline or restraint on matters of public concern as well as on matters related to professional duties and the functioning of the university.”

Good going UMN. We should all follow suit.

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