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GRCC Board of Trustees Policies

Policy Type: Executive Limitations
Policy Title: Academic Freedom

The president shall not fail to support academic freedom as outlined below:

“Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the discussion of their subject, but they should not introduce into their teaching controversial matter which has no relation to their subject. Faculty members must also recognize that students are free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion. The presence of any communication device during the meeting of a class shall be subject to the faculty member’s permission. The only exception is for students who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar laws. The exception is granted if the College and the student sign a statement acknowledging the faculty member’s ownership of the classroom presentations/materials, and the student agrees to limit the use of communication devices to satisfy his/her learning needs.”