Academic Freedom

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The University of California is committed to upholding and preserving principles of academic freedom. These principles reflect the University’s fundamental mission, which is to discover knowledge and to disseminate it to its students and to society at large. The principles of academic freedom protect freedom of inquiry and research, freedom of teaching, and freedom of expression and publication. These freedoms enable the University to advance knowledge and to transmit it effectively to its students and to the public. (APM Section 010, Academic Freedom)

The Academic Senate and Academic Federation both maintain committees devoted to issues of academic freedom.

You can read FAQs published by the University from March, 2019 here.

The Academic Senate's Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility recently issued a memo regarding academic freedom concerns arising from public records requests.