Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Academic Freedom in Higher Education in South Carolina

At the faculty senate meeting of Tuesday, March 4, it was moved and seconded that we endorse the statement below.  Unfortunately, we did not have quorum, so we agreed to ask the faculty to vote on this resolution electronically:

“We strongly support the vital importance of academic freedom in our institutions. This freedom and the occasional controversies it can cause are vital to the pursuit of knowledge and truth in every discipline. Further, securing this freedom is a key obligation to accrediting bodies of our faculties, institutions, and governing boards. We therefore condemn any effort on the part of the government to restrict, through legislation or otherwise, free academic inquiry.”

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