Academic Staff Policies and Procedures, Chapter 15. Academic Freedom
Members of the academic staff, when they are performing instructional and research duties, enjoy and exercise all rights of the principles of academic freedom, as they are generally understood in higher education in the United States. These principles include those granted by the constitution, law, administrative rules, policies or relevant practices and established custom. These rights are subject to a department's ordinary control over curriculum and a principal investigator's ordinary control over research direction and methodology, as individually applicable.