The Board of Regents of Ranger College believes it is essential that the faculty have freedom in teaching, research, and publications. Faculty members are free from the fear that others might threaten their professional careers due to differences of opinion regarding such scholarly matters. Faculty members of Ranger College have a right to expect the Board of Regents and the college’s administrators to uphold vigorously the principles of academic freedom and to protect the faculty from harassment, censorship, or interference from outside groups and individuals.
What is Academic Freedom?
Ranger College defines academic freedom as the freedom of teachers to teach, study, and pursue knowledge and research without unreasonable interference or restriction from law, institutional regulations, or public pressure. Its basic elements include the freedom of teachers to inquire into any subject that evokes their intellectual concern; to present their findings to their students, colleagues, and others; and to teach in the manner they consider professionally appropriate.
Further details can be found in our Policy Manual.
The Ranger College Faculty Association (aka “Faculty Senate”) is open to all faculty members, including instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, professors, and coaches who have no administrative responsibilities above the level of Division Chair or Program Director. The purpose is to promote learning, facilitate communication, initiate recommendations, and assist members in understanding their rights and responsibilities. The Association holds periodic meetings during the semester and operates under a Constitution and bylaws. Meeting agendas and official meeting minutes shall be a matter of record and are available to all members of the faculty and administration.
Faculty Association President
1100 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470