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6.10    Academic Freedom  

A.     University teachers shall be entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing the teachers’ subject, but should not introduce into the teaching controversial matters that have no relation to the subject. 

B.     University faculty are also citizens.  When they speak or write as citizens, they should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but they should remember that the public may judge their institution by their public utterance.  Thus, they should make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution. 

C.    Regent universities shall not be or become an instrument of partisan political action.  The expression of political opinions and view points shall be those of individuals, not of institutions, because the official adoption of any political position, whether favored by majority or minority, tends to substitute one-sided commitment for the continuing search for truth.