Regents to Consider Modifying Code of Faculty Conduct to Protect Academic Freedom

In an earlier post, before the full Regents’ agenda for July was posted, we noted there was an item involving a modification of the faculty code of conduct.  It appears that the main modification to be proposed is explicit protection for faculty to comment on institutional UC policies.  Specifically, there is proposed explicit recognition of the “freedom to address any matter of institutional policy or action when acting as a member of the faculty whether or not as a member of an agency of institutional governance.”
The report on this matter can be found at http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/jul13/e3.pdf.