University Code of Conduct

Standard of Conduct

6. Preserve Academic Freedom and Meet Academic Responsibilities.

Academic freedom is essential to achieving the University’s mission. Community members are expected to:

  • promote academic freedom, including 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 as a public citizen without institutional restraint or discipline; and
  • meet academic responsibilities: to seek and state the truth as they see it; to develop and maintain their scholarly competence; to foster and defend intellectual honesty, and freedom of inquiry and instruction; to respect those with differing views; to submit their knowledge and claims to peer review; to work together to foster the education of students; and to acknowledge when they are not speaking for the institution.