The Hefei Statement was released by AAU, the League of European Universities, the Australian Group of Eight, and the China 9 Research Universities. The purpose of this statement is to identify the key characteristics that make research universities effective; and to promote a policy environment which protects, nurtures and cultivates the values, standards and behaviors which underlie these characteristics and which facilitates their development if they do not already exist. In the absence of a supportive environment, research universities will be unable to impart the major competitive advantage and global recognition that all nations seek from them.
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES April, 2013 With the endorsement of its Executive Committee, the Association of American Universities (AAU) adopted the following statement. Academic Principles: A Brief Introduction For many decades certain core principles have guided the conduct of teaching, research, and scholars
Intellectual pluralism and academic freedom are central principles of American higher education. Recently, these issues have captured the attention of the media, political leaders and those in the academy.This is not the first time in the nation's history that these issues have become public controversies, but the current interest in intellectual discourse on campus suggests that the meaning of these terms, and the rights and responsibilities of individual members of the campus community,should be reiterated..
Excerpt from Minutes of the Association of American Universities, April 29-30, 1964 2. Committee on Policy Statement for Faculty Recruitment The chairman of the Committee, Mr. Goheen, reported there had been several technical changes in the statement submitted to members at the last meeting and copies of the redrafted
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