The draft Intellectual Freedom Policy outlines the rights, expectations and responsibilities of the University, staff and students in relation to intellectual freedom at RMIT.
Following a review into freedom of speech in higher education by The Hon Mr Robert French AC, an Academic Board Advisory Group reviewed the University’s existing policies, including the current Commitment Statement: Academic Freedom and Responsibility.
A new Intellectual Freedom Policy has been drafted, which outlines:
- the freedoms related to academic freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of speech that are protected by the University
- the circumstances that will warrant the University to constrain the exercise of these freedoms
- the expectations and responsibilities of staff and students in exercising their rights
All staff and students are invited to provide their feedback on the draft policy to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 3 February.
Please download the draft policy.