Academic Freedom & Due Process
- Chapter 6 of the UNC System Policy Manual discusses “Academic Freedom and Tenure” addressing the University’s responsibility to encourage freedom of inquiry and protect to freedom of faculty and students “to seek and speak the truth,” while “maintaining an environment in which the rights of each member of the academic community are respected.”
- Section 1 of the Trustee Policies Governing Academic Tenure in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PDF) focuses on academic freedom.
- Section 603 of the UNC System Policy Manual describes “Due Process before Discharge or Imposition of Serious Sanctions” outlining appropriate causes for discharge, suspension or demotion of a faculty member and procedures for notifying faculty of their right to a hearing upon request.
- Monitoring Faculty Teaching Workloads directs constituent institutions to design and implement systems to monitor faculty teaching workloads and to develop a plan to reward faculty who teach more than a standard academic load.