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Faculty Governance


AAUP Utah Conference

Statement of Purpose

Defense of academic freedom is the central purpose of UVU-AAUP. Academic freedom is public trust granted to professors as professionals. Claims to academic freedom are legitimate if the inquiry furthers understanding of the human condition and/or natural process. Autonomy of inquiry, unfettered by political pressure, is the élan vital of the academic enterprise.

About the Images on the Main Page

Each of the images on the main page are of faculty at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah as they are engaged in expressing their academic freedom in pursuit of furthering understanding of the human and / or natural process.

Images taken by Don LaVange, of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Integrated Studies. They are part of a collection maintained by the Center for the Study of Ethics, and can be seen here: