UNC’s faculty executive committee reaffirmed its support for academic freedom Monday by supporting a possible resolution regarding a University policy.
The committee will vote Dec. 17 on whether to support the University’s adoption of such a resolution to the policy passed by the UNC system’s Faculty Assembly.
The resolution, which was passed Sept. 17, stems from an awareness campaign conducted by the American Association of University Professors.
Included in the Faculty Assembly’s report is a statement strongly in favor of academic freedoms, specifically mentioning freedoms of research and publication, teaching, internal criticism and participation in public debate.
Faculty Council member Steven Bachenheimer said that the faculty executive committee met Monday to gauge the level of enthusiasm in going forward with a resolution to amend the policy’s wording.