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Right of Students to Receive Instruction - Faculty Handbook

V. INSTRUCTION (Cont.)

The Academic Council on May 12, 1970 approved a resolution which reaffirmed the Code of Teaching Responsibilities and the provisions of the report, "Academic Freedom for Students at Michigan State University." It reaffirmed:

  1. The right of faculty members to conduct classes, and of students to participate in those classes, without interference or disruption.
  2. The right of every student to a satisfactory fulfillment of the contract entered into at the beginning of the term.
  3. The right of faculty members to dissent without jeopardizing their livelihood, and the right of students to dissent without jeopardizing their degree.
  4. Freedom of conscience for all members of the academic community.
  5. The Academic Council also requests its Educational Policies Committee (now University Committee on Academic Policy) to recommend policies regarding grades for students who absent themselves from classes in order to exercise the right to dissent.
  6. If, as a result of death, illness, leave of absence, consultation or any other reason, an instructor is unable to provide for students the instruction for which they enrolled, it is the responsibility of the department, together with the college and the University, to provide every student with the "satisfactory fulfillment of the contract entered into at the beginning of the term."

 

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