University of California, San Diego
October 10, 2003
SUBJECT: Revised Academic Personnel Policy 010
The University has issued revised APM 010, Academic Freedom, effective September 29, 2003. This new statement on academic freedom for faculty supersedes the previous APM 010.
The policy is based on the traditional cornerstones of academic freedom ... freedom of inquiry and research, freedom of teaching, and freedom of expression and publication. The policy establishes that faculty have primary responsibility for articulating the professional standards by which academic freedom may be sustained.
This new policy does not seek to change in any way the authority of the Board of Regents to govern the University of California, or the responsibility of the Administration to perform its appropriate role in governance. The policy is intended to be read in conjunction with APM - 015 (Faculty Code of Conduct) and with The Regents' 1970 policy on academic freedom. Although this new policy applies to the University's faculty, its issuance does nothing to diminish the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other academic appointees.
The revised policy may be found at:
If you have any questions concerning the revised policy, please contact Director Kristi Petruzzelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.