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The Statement on Academic Freedom, as adopted by the Senate of the Academic Council April 18, 1974; approved by the Board of Trustees September 10, 1974 upon the understanding that, as stated by the President of the University in his written recommendation to the Board, "The University’s processes of search and evaluation are designed to produce the best possible persons for membership on the faculty. The Statement on Academic Freedom would in no way change that goal or the practices used to reach it"; and amended by the Senate of the Academic Council on April 16, 1998 shall apply to members of the Academic Staff in a manner appropriate to their role and responsibilities (See Chapter 4 of this handbook)