The University subscribes to the following remarks on academic freedom which have been excerpted and adapted from the AAUP document. Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1940 Statement of Principles and Interpretative Comments:
Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition.
AUP faculty members participate in the governance of the University through either direct representation via faculty senate and elected or appointed representation via the various committees, which are:
Additional information regarding the composition or mandates of the various committees can be found in the faculty manual [pdf].