Repeal of Duplicative Policy 337 on Academic Freedom (OAR 580-022-0005)

Number: 
US14/15-35
Date of Notice: 
Tue, 01/20/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Adoption
Current Status: 
Approved on 1/21/2015
Motion: 

Section I

1.1 WHEREAS, the transition to a new Board of Trustees for the University under the law popularly known as Senate Bill 270 of 2013 removed the State Board of Higher Education as a future source of policies for the University of Oregon; and

1.2 WHEREAS, the University of Oregon has an excellent Policy on academic freedom, recently adopted by the Senate and University President (http://policies.uoregon.edu/node/218); and

1.3 WHEREAS, a number of rules adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in the past (primarily known as “Oregon Administrative Rules 580-[various]” or herein as “580 rules”) involve academic matters as commonly understood in higher education, including one on academic freedom that is unnecessary because of the University of Oregon’s existing Policy (contained within http://policies.uoregon.edu/sites/policies.uoregon.edu/files/uploads/OAR%20580%20-%20Division%2022.pdf); and

1.4 WHEREAS, Section 170 (8) of Senate Bill 270 provides:

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the lawfully adopted rules and policies of the State Board of Higher Education pertaining to a university with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.5 WHEREAS, linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see http://oldsenate.uoregon.edu/content/policy-tracker),

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that the following 580 rule (found at http://policies.uoregon.edu/sites/policies.uoregon.edu/files/uploads/OAR%20580%20-%20Division%2022.pdf) be repealed as a University of Oregon policy:

337       580-022-0005    Academic Freedom

Financial Impact: 
Cost Neutral
Sponsor: 

Senate Executive Committee (acting through Professor John E. Bonine)

Legislative History: 

See adoption notes at the end of each existing “580 rule.”