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Committee on Academic Freedom

Charge

To monitor, examine and report annually to the Senate on the status of academic freedom at the college; to 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; to 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 subcommittee of two members chosen by the committee chair in consultation with the rest of the committee.  In addition, the committee chair shall be recused from serving on the subcommittee.

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

  • Prof.Allen Frei, Geography (Chair)
  • Prof. Erica Chito Childs, Sociology
  • Prof. Elissa Brown, Special Education
  • Prof. Ming-Chin Yeh, Nutrition
  • Prof. Gerald Mallon, Social Work
  • Faculty from the Library, Prof. Hal Grossman
  • At-Large, Prof. Frank Kirkland, Philosophy
  • Alternate,Prof. John Carey, Library
  • Provost or Designee,Valeda Dent

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

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