Planning and Programs Committee
UNC Faculty Assembly
April 18, 1997
Resolution to Change the Wording of Chapter 6 "Academic Freedom and Tenure"
Section 600 "Freedom and Responsibility in the University Community"
Article (1) (p. 19) of The Code, 1988
WHEREAS, the faculties of the University of North Carolina comprise diverse disciplines; and
WHEREAS, one of the strengths of the University of North Carolina is academic diversity; and
WHEREAS, "creative activity" often best describes the genre of scholarly productivity in faculties of the arts;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina recognize the importance of "creative activity" as a descriptor of productivity; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Assembly urge the President to request the Board of Governors to revise the statement
"The University therefore supports and encourages freedom of inquiry for faculty members and students to the end that they may responsibly pursue these goals through teaching, learning, research, discussion and publication..."
to read "teaching, learning, research, creative activity, discussion and publication..."
Chair, Faculty Assembly
Secretary, Faculty Assembly