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The Boulder Campus Division of Academic Affairs adopted this document as official policy on January 16, 2013.
Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Professional Duties of Department Chairs
The University seeks to provide and sustain an environment conducive to sharing, extending, and critically examining knowledge and values, and to furthering the search for truth as the faculty member sees it. Effective performance of this academic mission requires that University faculty members be free within their respective fields of competence to pursue and teach the truth in accord with applicable standards of scholarly inquiry.
The faculty's privileges and protections, including that of tenure, rest on the mutually supportive relationships between the faculty's special professional competence and its academic freedom, and the academic mission of the University. These relationships are also the source of the professional responsibilities of faculty members.
It is the intent of this professional standards document to protect academic freedom, to help preserve the highest standards of teaching and scholarship, and to advance the mission of the University as an institution of higher learning.
PART II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, AND FACULTY CONDUCT [ pp 8 through 17 ]
PART III. ROLES AND PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRS [ pp 18 - 23 ]
PART V. APPENDICES [ pp 34 - 45 ]
Amendments to Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs may be initiated by the Boulder Faculty Assembly, the Provost, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs, or the Chair of the Boulder Faculty Assembly. Amendments require the approval of the Provost.
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