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Academic Freedom

402.01 Academic Freedom

Sauk Valley Community College maintains and encourages an atmosphere of freedom in teaching commensurate with the responsibility that each instructor must assume.  The College believes creative scholarship can thrive only in an atmosphere where there is freedom for examination of ideas.  Such freedom includes the right to investigate problems and to evaluate and question accepted theories and carries with it the responsibility to offer alternative solutions in an unbiased manner and to develop in students the habit of independent investigation.  The protection of the prerogative of academic freedom requires a conscientious, responsible staff.  Professional staff members should uphold the dignity of the College in all their activities; set an example of integrity, tolerance, and decency for their students; and maintain high standards of scholarship and personal conduct.

Revised:

  • 03-23-1981
  • 03-23-1987