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Academic Freedom

This guide is designed to provide basic information about the concept of Academic Freedom and resources for further information.

Academic Freedom (SDSU Senate)

Senate Freedom of Expression Committee 

The Committee's charge is to provide advice regarding the regulation and management of campus activities that fall under the University's freedom of expression policy and to receive, evaluate, and advise the President on complaints regarding freedom of expression activities. 

Specifics associated with that charge are detailed in the UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File.


Additional Resources:

Associated Students SDSU Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom  

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook

Unit 3 - California Faculty Association (CFA)

AAUP 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure. 2018 revision.

Protecting an Independent Faculty Voice: Academic Freedom after Garcetti v. Ceballos. 2009. 

Recording of the SDSU Senate Townhall on Faculty Status and Shared Governance.