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2.01 – Academic and Personal Freedom

Instructors are to educate students in the democratic tradition; to foster a recognition of individual freedom and social responsibility; to inspire a meaningful awareness of and respect for the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Missouri; and to instill appreciation of values of individual responsibility.
These democratic values can best be transmitted in an atmosphere which is free from censorship and artificial restraints and in which academic freedom for instructor and student is encouraged.


Unreasonable limitations shall not be imposed by the Board of Trustees upon the study, investigation, presentation, and interpretation of facts and ideas concerning man, human society, the physical and biological world, and other branches of learning.


Nothing in this statement of principles is intended to protect an incompetent or negligent faculty member or to prevent the institution from making proper efforts to evaluate the work of each instructor.

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