Consultation now open on the draft Intellectual Freedom Policy

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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 ab.secretariat@rmit.edu.au by 5pm on Monday 3 February.

Please download the draft policy.

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