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Committee on Academic Freedom

Charge

Monitor, examine and report annually to the Senate on the status of academic freedom at the college. Make appropriate recommendations regarding academic freedom policies and practices to the college’s governance bodies and, as appropriate, through those bodies to the University Faculty Senate. Investigate possible violations of academic freedom. In order to ensure a secure and protected environment for individuals who wish to bring cases of abridgement of academic freedom before the committee, such charges will be examined by a sub-committee of two members chosen by the complainant or, if requested, by the committee chair.  

Membership

Designated Voting Members

  • Chair
  • 1 Faculty member from each of the divisions
  • 1 Faculty member from the School of Social Work 
  • 1 Faculty member from the Library
  • 1 Faculty member at-large
  • 1 member of the HEO staff
  • 2 students
  • 2 Faculty alternates
  • 1 HEO alternate
  • 2 Student alternates

Ex-officio

  • Provost

Current membership

  • Chair, Prof. Sarah Chinn, English
  • Prof. Patrick Burke, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Prof. Virginia Valian*, Psychology/Gender Equity Project
  • Prof. Sandra Wilde, Curriculum & Teaching
  • Faculty from the Library, Prof. Hal Grossman
  • Prof. Benjamin Hett*, History
  • Prof. John Carey, Library
  • Prof. Marc Edelman*, Anthropology
  • HEO, Dana Reimer, Geography
  • Student, Eamon Pickard
  • Student, Colleen Cash
  • Student, Zhong Lin, Political Science
  • Provost Designee, Marilyn Auerbach

*subject to future ratification by the Nominating Committee and the Hunter College Senate

Reports to the Senate

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