Regs and Policies: Academic Freedom & Non Discrimination

Academic Freedom

The West Valley-Mission Community College District is committed to the free expression of diverse viewpoints on the part of faculty and students,as well as encouraging critical examination of these various perspectives.The District is also committed to the conduct of research and observation of the natural world unimpeded by social, religious, political, or theoretical biases, and prejudices.

Academic freedom requires that all faculty members establish and preserve an open learning environment at the college. No special limitations shall be placed upon students in their study, investigation, presentation,and interpretation of facts and ideas concerning human society, the physical and biological world, and other branches of learning, subject to accepted standards of academic responsibility. Students shall have the opportunity to study controversial issues and divergent views and to arrive at their own conclusions - even if they differ from those of the instructor.

Excerpted from: West Valley-Mission Community College District Policy 4030, Academic Freedom (adopted Jan. 17, 2012).

 

Equal Opportunity and Non Discrimination

Mission College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1963,Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, mental or physical handicaps, age or sex in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Limited English skill will not be a barrier to admission and participation in Vocational Education programs. Persons who seek information and/or resolution of alleged acts of discrimination are directed to contact the offices listed below.

In accordance with Title IX, all courses offered in the district are open to individuals of both sexes. Some courses may emphasize information related to either men or women specifically, but no course is prohibited to any student on the basis of sex. In physical education classes, students may be separated by sex within coeducational classes when participating in contact sports (including wrestling, football, basketball, or any other sport “the purpose or major activity of which involves bodily contact”). West Valley-Mission Community College District is an open door community college district. Mission College does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color or national origin in any of its programs or courses of study.

Title VI Civil Rights, Equal Opportunity
Director of Human Resources and
Employee Relations Human Resources
West Valley-Mission College District 1
4000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070-9698
(408) 741-2060

Title IX Gender Equity
Chief Student Services Officer
3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

Section 504 Disabled
Director of Human Resources and
Employee Relations Human Resources
West Valley-Mission College District 1
4000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070-9698
(408) 741-2060