Committee on Academic Freedom

The Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) exists to ensure adherence to the principles of Academic Freedom laid out by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in Section 2.1 of the Faculty Handbook. It should be considered a preliminary step for faculty or students prior to engaging in the formal grievance process. Members of the CAF are selected by the Faculty Senate for their expertise in Academic Freedom.

Individuals who believe their Academic Freedom may have been violated should feel free to email the CAF chair ( or fill out the Academic Freedom Complaint (AFC) form below.

Members of the Committee on Academic Freedom (appointed by the Faculty Senate):

  • Humayun Zafar (2021-2022)
  • Andy Pieper (2021-2023)
  • Hans Skott-Myhre (2021-2024)
  • James Gambrell (2021-2025)
  • Rebecca Peterson (2021-2026)

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