This is the collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of FAU and the faculty union, United Faculty of Florida. This is not an AAUP union. The following is excerpted from a public legal agreement.
The assertion that he has claimed other instances of terrorism to be "false flags" may be relevant if he has similarly harassed other survivors or their kin or friends.FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES/UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY 5.1 Policy. The Board, the University, and the UFF are committed to maintaining and encouraging full academic freedom. Academic freedom and academic responsibility are twin guardians of the integrity of institutions of higher learning. This integrity is essential to the preservation of a free society and explains the willingness of society historically to accept the concept of academic freedom and, in addition, to protect it through the institution of academic tenure.
5.2 Academic Freedom. The principal elements of academic freedom include the freedom to:
(a) Present and discuss academic subjects, frankly and forthrightly, without fear of censorship, and to select instructional materials and determine grades in accordance with Board and University policies. The objective and skillful exposition of subject matter, including the acknowledgement of a variety of scholarly opinions, is the duty of every employee.
(b) Engage in scholarly and creative activity, and to publish results in a manner consistent with professional obligations.
(c) Speak freely on, and seek changes in, academic and institutional policies.
(d) Exercise constitutional rights without institutional censorship or discipline.
5.3 Academic Responsibility. Freedom entails responsibilities. The Board of Trustees, the University, and the UFF accept responsibilities to: (1) scholarship, (2) students and colleagues, (3) the University, and (4) the larger community which the University serves. These responsibilities include:
(a) Scholarly responsibility to be forthright and honest in the creation and communication of scientific and scholarly knowledge and to uphold the ethical standards of their discipline.
(b) Respecting the relationship between professor and student: adhere to the proper role as teacher, researcher, intellectual mentor, and academic advisor; respect students, staff, and colleagues and treat them with behavior free from discrimination; recognize their right to enjoy full academic freedom; and respect the integrity of the evaluation process with regard to students, staff, and colleagues.
(c) Contributing to the orderly and effective functioning of the academic unit (program, department, school, and/or college) and/or the University by adhering to the principles of shared governance. The Board of Trustees and their representatives have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, promoting intellectual growth, the rights of employees, and academic freedom.
(d) Recognizing that faculty, as members of the community, have rights and duties. When speaking on any matter of public interest, a faculty member shall make clear when comments represent personal opinions and when they represent official University positions.