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 With this background, let us turn to the basic parameters of the right. The most widely accepted (although not unanimous) rendition is that of the Canadian University Teachers Association((Turk,​ supra n. 3 at 2.)),  which asserts that academic freedom includes: With this background, let us turn to the basic parameters of the right. The most widely accepted (although not unanimous) rendition is that of the Canadian University Teachers Association((Turk,​ supra n. 3 at 2.)),  which asserts that academic freedom includes:
-1. The freedom to pursue truth in research and to publish the results thereof;  +  - The freedom to pursue truth in research and to publish the results thereof;  
-2. The freedom to teach and discuss (which includes grading the students), “without restriction by prescribed doctrine;​”((CAUT Policy Statement on Academic Freedom (2011), online: ​ https://​www.caut.ca/​about-us/​caut-policy/​lists/​caut-policy-statements/​policy-statement-on-academic-freedom.)) ​  +  ​- ​The freedom to teach and discuss (which includes grading the students), “without restriction by prescribed doctrine;​”((CAUT Policy Statement on Academic Freedom (2011), online: ​ https://​www.caut.ca/​about-us/​caut-policy/​lists/​caut-policy-statements/​policy-statement-on-academic-freedom.)) ​  
-3. The “freedom to produce and perform creative works” even if distasteful to the institution;​ +  ​- ​The “freedom to produce and perform creative works” even if distasteful to the institution;​ 
-4. The “freedom to express one’s opinion about the institution,​ its administration,​ and system in which one works;”  +  ​- ​The “freedom to express one’s opinion about the institution,​ its administration,​ and system in which one works;”  
-5. The “freedom to acquire, preserve, and provide access to documentary material;​” ​ and  +  ​- ​The “freedom to acquire, preserve, and provide access to documentary material;​” ​ and  
-6. The right “to play a major role in the governance of the” academic side of the “institution” involving matters such as determination of “curriculum,​ assessment procedures and standards, appointment,​ tenure and promotion.”((All quotations refer to the CAUT Policy Statement in n. 7.))  ​+  ​- ​The right “to play a major role in the governance of the” academic side of the “institution” involving matters such as determination of “curriculum,​ assessment procedures and standards, appointment,​ tenure and promotion.”((All quotations refer to the CAUT Policy Statement in n. 7.))  ​
  
 Limited space in this article prevents a detailed discussion of the scope of these items, but in terms of teaching it has been recognized as including a significant role in determining curriculum, the predominant role in determining methods of teaching and evaluation, and full ownership of all course materials even if prepared on employer time.  ​ Limited space in this article prevents a detailed discussion of the scope of these items, but in terms of teaching it has been recognized as including a significant role in determining curriculum, the predominant role in determining methods of teaching and evaluation, and full ownership of all course materials even if prepared on employer time.  ​
  
 Hopefully, this very basic introduction to Academic Freedom will inspire serious attention and discussion by faculty about the need for and the scope of this right as we move forward on Sheridan’s journey to seek university status. Hopefully, this very basic introduction to Academic Freedom will inspire serious attention and discussion by faculty about the need for and the scope of this right as we move forward on Sheridan’s journey to seek university status.
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