This Statement on Academic Freedom at Tiako University is based on the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors. An atmosphere of academic freedom helps assure that Tiako University is a place where ideas can be freely explored and expressed without fear of interference or limitation. Students, learners, faculty, administrators, and staff of the University are free to examine issues, draw conclusions and express ideas both inside and outside the classroom. As part of the academic freedom is the responsibility to select words carefully and to not act so as to intentionally injure or demean the Universityor another member of the community.
- Students and Learners are entitled to
freedom in the classroom in discussing course material, but they should refrain
from discussing controversial matter which has no relation to the subject.
- Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the
classroom in discussing their subject, but they should be careful not to
introduce into their teaching controversial matter which has no relation to
- Administrator and Staff members are
entitled to freedom in expressing their opinions, but should refrain from
discussing controversial matter which has no relation to the business of the