Academic Freedom Policy

Alamance Community College is committed to providing a learning environment in which individuals can develop the skills necessary to function successfully in an open society. As qualified instructors in their disciplines, faculty members enjoy academic freedom in teaching their subjects and in providing an environment that is conducive to learning. Among those freedoms that reside primarily or wholly with faculty are the development, implementation, and revision of curricular programs and courses, the selection of teaching materials, and the evaluation of student performance. Likewise, faculty members have the ethical obligation and responsibility to exercise reasonable judgment in teaching their subjects, in respecting individuals and their diverse views, and in maintaining competence in the discipline. Outside the classroom, faculty have the rights of private citizens to speak freely on matters of public concern and to participate in lawful political activities.