The instructor is
entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing
topics but should be careful not to insist that others
adopt a particular point of view as authoritative in
controversial issues. Profanity, off-color jokes, and
similar forms of vulgarity, as well as racist and sexist
comments, will not be tolerated.
Academic freedom includes the right of an instructor to
exercise the rights of an American citizen in writing,
speaking, and acting but he or she must remember that
the public may judge the profession and Bainbridge
College by these expressions and actions. Therefore, at
all times when speaking and acting as a private citizen,
the instructor must be accurate, exercise appropriate
restraint, show respect for the opinions of others, and
make every effort to indicate that he or she is not a
spokesperson for Bainbridge College.
Academic freedom does not
mean you are free to skip your classes! If you have an
emergency or are too ill to teach your class, please
contact your Dean immediately, and with his or her assistance, make every reasonable effort
to notify students if the class has to be cancelled.
Because the primary objective of the college is the
promotion of learning, faculty members are expected to
meet all scheduled classes or to make arrangements for
the meeting of those classes when they know in advance
about a conflict, such as professional or medical leave.
Please note that 10-month faculty do not have personal
or vacation days.