Academic Freedom at Newbury College

Newbury College supports the right to academic freedom for all members of the community.

Academic Freedom at Newbury College

Apr. 2, 2018 – Newbury College supports the right to academic freedom for all members of the community. Academic Freedom is “the right of scholars in institutions of higher education freely to study, discuss, investigate, teach, exhibit, perform and publish.”

The pursuit and advancement of truth in academia relies on the uninhibited ability for scholars to research, teach and publish without fear of censorship. Newbury supports all faculty members in their outside research as well as their classroom teachings, including the freedom to select topics and materials for discussion.

Teaching and learning are conducted for the common good, rather than for the advancement of an institutional or personal agenda. Academic freedom comes with the responsibility for scholars to be truthful and accurate in their discussions and publications as well as respectful of differing opinions.

Academic Freedom is essential for colleges and universities and Newbury is “committed to the search for truth and knowledge and to contribution to the solution of problems and controversies.”

Read Newbury’s full Academic Freedom Policy here.




About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens. 

Contact: Sarah Johansson, Communications Coordinator

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