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Freedom and Responsibility in the University

Report of the Presidential committee on rights and responsibilities of members of York University

by (author) York University

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1970
Higher, General, Leadership
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Under the chairmanship of one of Canada’s most distinguished jurists, this committee has set out an important and universal statement of values relating to the rights of the individual and the university. It abandons the traditional university relationship to the student of in loco parentis, and considers faculty and students alike as "willing individuals, capable of judgement," responsible for their conduct and its consequences. The report considers how these principles may be applied in such areas as activity by staff and students; membership in organized groups; residences; university campus publications; use of university property; university security services; administrative response to disorder and danger of violence; and due process within the university. In today’s atmosphere of protest and response, this report should be standard reference on all campuses.

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