H.Con.Res.318 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that American colleges and universities should adopt an Academic Bill of Rights to secure the intellectual independence of faculty members and students and to protect the principle of intellectual diversity.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] (Introduced 10/30/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||11/17/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.318 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/30/2003)
Encourages all public and private colleges and universities in the United States to adopt an Academic Bill of Rights and observe specified principles and procedures to secure the intellectual independence of faculty members and students and protect the principle of intellectual diversity.
Recognizes that such principles and procedures fully apply only to public universities and to private universities that present themselves as bound by the canons of academic freedom.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that private institutions choosing to restrict academic freedom on the basis of creed have an obligation to be as explicit as possible about the scope and nature of these restrictions.