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The University seeks to provide and sustain an environment conducive to sharing, extending, and critically examining knowledge and values, and to furthering the search for truth as the faculty member sees it. Effective performance of this academic mission requires that University faculty members be free within their respective fields of competence to pursue and teach the truth in accord with applicable standards of scholarly inquiry.
The faculty's privileges and protections, including that of tenure, rest on the mutually supportive relationships between the faculty's special professional competence and its academic freedom, and the academic mission of the University. These relationships are also the source of the professional responsibilities of faculty members.
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Name & Department
Melinda Piket-May, CU Boulder Engineering
Mark Malone, CU Colorado Springs, Education
John McDowell, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Dental Medicine
R L Widmann, CU Boulder, English
Rodney Muth, CU Denver, Education
Mark Malone, CU Colorado Springs Education
Richard F. Bakemeier, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
W. Michael Martin, CU Denver, Education
Sheldon Newman, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Dental Medicine
Joseph Juhasz, UC Denver, College of Architecture and Planning
John C. Miller, CU Colorado Springs, Languages and Cultures
Peter Thorpe, CU Denver
W.A.E. Skurnik, CU Boulder, Political Science
James B. Wolf, CU Boulder, History
Emily M. Calhoun, CU Boulder, School of Law
Edward P. Nolan, CU Denver, English
M. Jean Watson, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Nursing
Charles Kenevan, CU Boulder, Philosophy
John Tracy, CU Boulder, Business
Dorothy Martin, CU Boulder, Psychology
Berel Lang, CU Boulder Philosophy
Aaron Sayvetz, CU Boulder, Natural Science
Albert A. Bartlett, CU Boulder, Physics
Courtland Peterson, CU Boulder, School of Law