Freedom in the Classroom

The institution and its faculty encourage free discussion, inquiry, and expression in the classroom in accordance with the orderly processes established for classroom instruction. Student academic performance will be evaluated solely on the basis of legitimate academic and professional concerns and not on unrelated opinions or beliefs held or expressed or conduct unrelated to legitimate institutional concerns.

Protection of Freedom of Expression

Students are free to take exception, by appropriate and orderly means, to data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion or belief, but are responsible for learning the content of any course of study and successfully responding to tests, examinations, or other course requirements for courses in which they are enrolled.

Protection against Improper Academic Evaluation

Students are responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance and integrity and complying with appropriate behavioral requirements, and they are provided with processes designed to protect them from improperly prejudiced or capricious academic evaluation. Such processes include consultation with the instructor, the department chair, or the appropriate administrator for the division.

Protection against Improper Disclosure

Information about student views, beliefs, and associations that College staff have acquired in the course of their work with students is protected against improper disclosure by the policies, regulations, and procedures of the institution as well as the professional standards of conduct of the staff.