Faculty Rights Tip: Free speech for faculty in the CSU

The right to free speech is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. It’s also guaranteed in Article 1 of the California Constitution. Moreover, faculty enjoy Academic Freedom to express ourselves in our work both on and off campus.  

Our CFA Affiliate, AAUP, is the leading authority on the topic and passed the must-read 1940 State of Academic Freedom. For further reading, we recommend the AAUP’s article on Academic Freedom and the First Amendment.

The CSU Statewide Academic Senate published a resolution on Academic Freedom and Free Speech.

If you have questions or concerns about free speech on your campus, please get in touch with your CFA chapter.

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