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Academic Freedom

Cal Poly recognizes and supports the principle of academic freedom, by which each instructional faculty member, researcher, librarian, staff and counselor has the right to teach, to conduct research, and to publish material relevant to that faculty and staff member’s discipline, even when such material is controversial.

The University also guarantees to its faculty and staff the same rights shared by all citizens, which include:

  • the right to free expression,
  • the right to assemble, and
  • the right to criticize and seek revision of the institution’s regulations.

At the same time, the faculty and staff should recognize an equally binding obligation to perform their academic duties responsibly and to comply with the internal regulations of the University.

Each faculty and staff member is expected to recognize the right of free expression of other members of the university community; intolerance and personal abuse are unacceptable.

Faculty and staff shall not claim to be representing the University unless authorized to do so.

Comment Policy

The opinions expressed by this CTL blog, and those providing comments, are of the individual’s alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Cal Poly University. The CTL is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by anyone commenting on this blog.

We welcome all kinds of thoughts — supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise.

We do not delete or censor comments unless they have content that:

  • is abusive
  • is off-topic
  • contains ad-hominem attacks
  • promotes hate of any kind
  • uses excessively foul language
  • is blatantly spam

All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology; the kind we use will vary over time and as new technology is introduced. Spam-filtering technology isn’t perfect and from time to time can flag legitimate comments (false positives).

If you find that your comment isn’t immediately showing up, it may have been erroneously flagged as spam. Please contact us to follow up on the status of your comment if it hasn’t shown up after 24 hours and we will do our best to address it.


Credits: This policy has been compiled from information found at the following sources:

  1. Cal Poly’s website: http://calpoly.edu/~acadprog/2009pubcat/rts_respons.pdf
  2. The Blog Herald website: http://www.blogherald.com

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