5.6 Academic Freedom

East Central College, as an academic community, promotes learning characterized by free inquiry, open discussion and thoughtful communication. Academic freedom is a tenet of such instruction and essential to the purpose of higher education. Faculty and students must be free to examine ideas in an environment without institutional censorship.

(Approved 12-3-1968; Revised 6-23-2003; Reaffirmed 11-4-2013)