Academic Freedom & Responsibility

Policy 5:02:03:30 Academic Freedom and Responsibility applies to all faculty members at Nashville State Community College. This policy specifically addresses faculty members’:

  1. Classroom freedom to discuss their subject matter;
  2. Freedom in research and publication;
  3. Freedom from institutional discipline when speaking or writing as a citizen, rather than as a representative of the college;
  4. Responsibility to carry out assigned duties in accordance with professional standards;
  5. Obligation to take appropriate professional action against faculty members who are derelict in discharging their professional responsibilities.

The TBR policy can be found at