Faculty Academic Freedom

International House of Prayer University embraces the values of academic freedom that allow its faculty to explore and research their respective fields without hindrance or restriction as well as the right of each instructor to express him/herself in speech, composition, and all other means of communication according to the freedom granted by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Each faculty member is granted the liberty to research, discuss, publish, and pursue the truth pertaining to his or her area of study within the parameters of the IHOPKC Statement of Faith and The Varying Importance of End-Time Beliefs so that the principle of free inquiry might be upheld.

Though academic freedom allows the exploration and dissemination of varying information, be it widely accepted or controversial, faculty members are expected to refrain from promulgating their own opinions as authoritative when not deemed so by the university or missions base as a whole. When such ideas are communicated, they should be clearly distinguished with the disclaimer that they are the views of the individual rather than the university or missions base. Academic freedom likewise is not to be used as a platform for abuse, coercion, or infringement of the rights of others.

Resources

1 Peter 1:10–12

Academic Association of American Professors, “1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure”