Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT - Article XI: Academic Freedom

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Academic freedom and its attendant responsibilities are essential to the fulfillment of the purposes of the College.  Consistent with this statement:

A. Employees shall have the freedom in teaching to utilize such materials and to discuss such topics as are relevant to their subject, appropriate to their teaching methods, and conducive to the attainment of the objectives and goals of the course.

B. It shall be the continuing responsibility of the College libraries to attempt to provide faculty and students with books and other learning materials that represent all points of view.

C. When Employees speak, write, or otherwise express themselves as private citizens, they shall at all times make clear that they are not representing the College.

D. Subject to the performance of their academic duties, Employees are entitled to freedom in research and in publication of the results.