CAUT committee to investigate academic freedom concerns at Brock

February 26, 2013

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has set up an ad hoc investigatory committee to examine concerns of 5 academic staff members at Brock University regarding their right to criticize a program established in relation to a Brock agreement with the Catholic Diocese of St. Catharines and regarding Brock's handling of complaints against the 5 staff members' actions in opposition to the program. The committee's terms of reference are to investigate Brock's handling of complaints against the staff members, to examine Brock's Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy and the procedures for handling complaints under the policy, to determine whether there were breaches of or threats to the staff members' academic freedom, and to make any appropriate recommendations. CAUT