Guidebook

Academic freedom and responsibility

The faculty constitution defines academic freedom and responsibility as "the liberty and obligation to study, to investigate, and to discuss facts and ideas concerning all branches and fields of learning." Further, in the preamble to the community constitution, the faculty and student body "declare our commitment to responsible and honorable conduct in academic and community affairs, and we reaffirm one another's rights to freedom of inquiry and expression in coursework, scholarship, and the day-to-day life of the Reed community. Since such freedom requires an atmosphere of trust and mutual confidence, we further declare that dishonesty, intimidation, harassment, exploitation, and the use or threat of force are incompatible with the preservation of this freedom."

(last modified: August 21, 2013)