Systemwide Review of Proposed New Academic Personnel Manual

Section 011, Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees (APM-011)

 

The University invites comments on a proposed new Academic Personnel Manual Section 011 (APM-011), Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.

Currently, APM-010 (Academic Freedom) defines academic freedom as it pertains to faculty and defines the freedom of scholarly inquiry for students, as it derives from the faculty’s academic freedom. APM-015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) defines the corresponding responsibilities as it pertains to faculty only. Although APM-010 states that it is not intended to “diminish the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other academic appointees,” APM-010 and APM-015 do not address how these concepts apply or do not apply to non-faculty academic appointees. The proposed new policy is intended to address the academic privileges, rights, obligations, and responsibilities of non-faculty academic appointees.

The proposed new APM-011, Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees, is posted under the “Systemwide Review” tab at: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/policies-under-review/index.html.

Please circulate the policy to affected academics and non-Senate, non-exclusively represented academic appointees in your school for their review and comment.

Comments about the proposed policy may be submitted at https://forms.gle/t14RjXbzFy3Cq1GN6.

So that we may meet the Office of the President’s response deadline, please submit any comments on the proposed policy by June 7, 2019.

If you have any questions about the proposed policy, please contact Diane O’Dowd at dkodowd@uci.edu.

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