3.2 Academic Freedom

Board of Trustee Approval: August 6, 2007
Revised: October 1, 2012
3.2.1 Grievance
In carrying out their professional duties, SCC faculty should affirm two important principles: academic freedom and academic integrity. SCC faculty have the freedom to manage the learning environment of assigned courses as long as the integrity of the education is assured. Students will be afforded a quality educational experience where learning is encouraged, evaluations are substantive and meaningful, and grades are awarded fairly. Sandhills Community College will create and support institutional programs to advance academic freedom, academic honesty, and academic integrity.
Academic freedom entitles faculty to freedom in the classroom in presentations and discussions of the subject matter of the course. Implicit within academic freedom are the requirements of academic integrity that include the responsibility of faculty members to conduct their research and classes in manners consistent with generally accepted levels of professionalism, rigor, scholarship, and fairness.