Lethbridge College recognizes that the concept of Academic Freedom provides important context related to the conduct of Scholarly Activities. Academic Freedom offers Academic Staff and Students who are engaged in Scholarly Activity the opportunity and protection for reflective thought and open dialogue, both of which are crucial to the vitality of the College and to the advancement of knowledge. This freedom is balanced by the principles of Professional Competence and Moral Constraint in the pursuit of knowledge, in the conduct of Applied Research, in the advancement of opinion and challenge to prevailing thought, and in the exercise of Applied Research and Scholarly Activity. Academic Freedom is further balanced by an acknowledgment that Scholarly Activity is supported by Professional Competence and undertaken in support of the mandate and mission of Lethbridge College.
Academic Freedom Policy.pdf