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The basic functions of Academy of Art & Design® is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, the development of critical intelligence, and the education of students and professional workers for the society of which the academy is a part.
The indispensable condition for the successful discharge of these functions is an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. Unless the student is free to pursue the quest for knowledge and understanding, wherever it may lead, and to report and discuss the findings, whatever they may be, the academy faculty member cannot properly perform their work. As a participant in an enterprise that depends upon freedom for its health and integrity, the faculty member has a special interest in promoting conditions of free inquiry and furthering public understanding of academic freedom.
Freedom entails responsibilities. It is incumbent upon the faculty member to accept the responsibilities which are concomitant with the freedom students needs.