ERIC Number: ED355880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Rights and Freedoms. Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.
This pamphlet provides interpretive notes on the principles of student freedom originally developed by a 1967 joint committee representing five associations concerned with higher education. As a result of interassociation meetings in 1990 and 1991 the original statement was reaffirmed and a task force developed these interpretive notes to reflect changes in law and higher education since 1967. The full text of the original statement is presented referenced with the interpretive notes. Areas covered are: (1) freedom of access to higher education; (2) freedom of discussion, inquiry, and expression within the classroom, as well as protection against improper academic evaluation and improper disclosure; (3) protection of student records; (4) the standards required for maintaining freedom in student affair activities; (5) off-campus freedom of students in exercising their rights of citizenship; and (6) the procedural standards in disciplinary proceedings. Among the notes it is stated that students should be free from exploitation and harassment; that students have the right to be informed about institutional policies, practices, and characteristics; and that students who are brought before charges of academic dishonesty or other disciplinary matters must be afforded the safeguards of orderly procedures consistent with those within the joint statement. In addition, the notes provide clarification of those student affairs activities that warrant institutional protection from discrimination or other restrictions of student rights and freedoms. The pamphlet concludes with a list of the participating associations and endorsing organizations. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Access to Education, Citizenship, Discipline Policy, Disclosure, Due Process, Educational Policy, Equal Protection, Extracurricular Activities, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Organizations (Groups), School Law, School Policy, Student Records, Student Rights, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.