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 by 5pm on Monday 3 February.

Please download the draft policy.

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