ERIC Number: ED034498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Joint Statement on the Academic Freedom of Students. A Summary and an Analysis.
Contributions to this statement on the academic freedom of students were made in 1967 by representatives of the American Association of University Professors, the Association of American Colleges, the National Student Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors. The statement proposes that US colleges and universities adopt an open admissions policy so that students from racial minority groups may also have equal access to higher education, and that students be allowed to: express their views in the classroom and in student publications; organize and join associations to promote their common interests; participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy; and exercise their rights as citizens both on and off campus. The separation of students' academic and disciplinary records by their institutions and the confidentiality of these records are also dealt with. A lengthy section that deals with institutional procedures for the administration of student discipline is followed by a 3-point resolution on the implementation of the statement. Two previous drafts of this joint statement are appended, together with another statement by the American Council on Education on the confidentiality of student records. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: National Student Education Association, Washington, DC.