Academic Freedom and Responsibility
Sam Houston State University is committed to academic freedom and is in accord with the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System, Chapter V, Subsection 4.7, “Rights and Responsibilities as a Teacher and Citizen.” This policy addresses specifically the academic freedom accorded a faculty member, and the responsibilities and duties required of a faculty member as both a teacher and a citizen.
To safeguard and protect the academic freedom of faculty members, Sam Houston State University has adopted Academic Policy 820830, “Faculty Grievance Procedure”, and adheres to the following policies of The Texas State University System as stated in the Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations:
Chapter V, Subsection 4.14 “Reappointments”
Chapter V, Subsection 4.27 “Non-reappointment and Denial of Tenure”
Chapter V, Subsection 4.4 “Faculty Grievances”
Chapter V, Subsection 4.5 “Termination and Due Process Procedures.”