This committee convenes when needed.  It met last in 2014-15 with the following charges.

Maintain vigilance for threats to academic freedom at CUNY.  Draft statements on appropriate issues for Executive Committee and UFS endorsement.   Receive and evaluate inquiries from individual faculty members and college faculty groups about possible violations of academic freedom.  Publicize the UFS Statement on Academic Freedom (2009) and make it available online.

1. Continue from last year trying to examine whether there are forms of assessment at CUNY which might pose potential threats to academic freedom.

2. Discuss trends in governance dynamics at CUNY in recent years, and report on any developments that may affect faculty participation in governance.

The central administration contact for this committee is the Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs.