Policies of Academic Freedom and Tenure
The University of North Carolina Wilmington
Approved by the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina
- May 14, 1976, effective June 11, 1976; revisions approved July
20, 1979, effective July 20, 1979; revisions approved May 10, 1982,
July 1, 1982; revisions approved November 11, 1994, effective December
9, 1995; revisions approved January 2001, effective July 1, 2001; revisions approved August 2007, effective August 2007; revisions approved October 2009.
This document sets forth the official policy of The University of
North Carolina Wilmington regarding academic freedom, rights, and
responsibilities, promotion, and tenure of its faculty. Fundamental
in this policy are the concepts of academic freedom, rights, and responsibilities
as stated in Chapter
VI of the Code of The University of North Carolina.
Equally fundamental is an explicit policy of promotion and tenure.
- Freedom and responsibility
in the university community
- Academic freedom and responsibility
- Academic tenure
- Policies on appointment, promotion, and
- Mediation of faculty grievances
- Non-reappointment hearings procedure
- Faculty committee to hear grievances
- Policies regarding cessation of university
- Termination of faculty employment
- Policy on leave
Section I. Freedom and Responsibility in the University Community
- The University of North Carolina Wilmington is dedicated
to the transmission and advancement of knowledge and understanding.
Freedom is essential to the achievement of these purposes.
institution therefore supports and encourages freedom of inquiry
members and students, to the end that they may responsibly
pursue these goals through teaching, learning, research, discussion,
publication, free from internal or external restraints that
would unreasonably restrict their academic endeavors.
- The University of North Carolina Wilmington shall protect
faculty and students in their responsible exercise of the freedom
to learn, and otherwise to seek and speak the truth.
- Faculty and students of this institution shall share in the
responsibility for maintaining an environment in which academic freedom
and in which the rights of each member of the academic community