Carolina State University
SACS Compliance Certification
August 15, 2003
Standards: Educational Programs 3.7.4 (academic freedom)
The Code states that the University of North Carolina is dedicated to transmitting and advancing knowledge and understanding and considers academic freedom essential to these purposes.
The Academic Tenure Policy of NC State also incorporates the principles set forth in section 601 of the Code, encouraging full freedom, under the law, of inquiry, discourse, teaching, research, and publication for all members of the academic staffs of the constituent institutions. Further, the university shall not penalize faculty members because of their exercise of academic freedom in lawful pursuit of scholarly and professional interest and responsibility.
Section 602 of The Code further states that to promote and protect academic freedom, the Board of Trustees at each constituent institution must adopt policies and regulations governing academic tenure. Tenure and promotion policies adopted by the Board of Trustees go into effect upon review by the senior vice president for academic affairs and the vice president and general counsel, and approval by the president of the UNC system.