Rights and Freedoms

Rights and Freedoms

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Student Bill of Rights

All students enrolled at East-West University may rightfully expect that the faculty and administrators of the University will maintain the conditions which facilitate learning. Students are encouraged to exercise their right to free inquiry in a reasonable and peaceful manner.

Statement of Academic Freedom

As an essential element of living up to the philosophy, adhering to the mission, and pursuing the purposes of East-West University as stated in its publications, the University endorses in principle the Statement of Academic Freedom adopted by the American Association of University Professors in 1940, inclusive of later amendments. More specifically:

  1. Teachers are entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results, subject to adequate performance of their other academic duties; but research for pecuniary return should be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution.
  2. Teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but they should be careful not to introduce into their teaching matter which has no relation to their subject.
  3. College and university teachers are citizens, members of a learned profession, and officers of an educational institution. When they speak or write as citizens, they should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but their special position in the community imposes special obligations. As scholars and educational officers, they should remember that the public may judge their profession and their institution by their utterances. Hence they should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinion of others,and should make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution.

The institutional policies and regulations applicable to any and all of the above areas are discussed in East-West University publications and provide the interpretative and legal basis for institutional actions.