Academic freedom, like any other freedom, carries with it concomitant responsibilities. The requirements of scholarly statement and research in a field of specialization shall constitute the guidelines for these responsibilities.
Academic freedom does not extend to the promulgation and exploitation in the classroom of material that has no relationship to the subject being taught.
Academic responsibility imposes certain professional restraints on academicians in their roles as citizens. Because faculty are identified as members of a learned profession and as representatives of the University, they should bear in mind that the public may judge both the profession and the University on the basis of public utterances. Hence, when acting in their roles as citizens, faculty members are expected to be accurate in their statements, to respect the opinions of others, and to make it clear that they do not speak for the University or their profession.
As employees of a State institution of higher education, faculty members should refrain from involving the University of Texas System or The University of Texas at El Paso in partisan politics.