Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom

When a faculty member signs an employment agreement with the University, it is presumed that the faculty member knows and accepts the purposes for which the institution exists. These purposes are expressed in Chapter 1 of the faculty handbook. Within the framework of these purposes, any member of the community of scholars enjoys academic freedom to profess and teach objectively any intellectual position.

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When Foresight Is 20/20: Endowment Gains 27 Percent in One Stroke Thanks to $10 Investment 24 Years Ago

At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.

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