Internet Blocking

Fall
2000
Resolution Number
11.04
 
Contact
Roger Waller
Assigned to
Executive Director
Category
Technology
Status
Completed
Status Report

A letter transmitting the resolution was sent to local senates.

Whereas the issue of blocking access to Internet sites is being addressed at many campuses around the state, and

Whereas the community college mission is designed to stimulate students' critical thinking skills and to foster an open educational environment, and

Whereas community college plays an important role of fostering democratic policy and the expansion of free expression in the marketplace of ideas, and

Whereas some colleges nationwide have been involved in legal action after blocking software failed to perform satisfactorily,

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend that no Internet blocking software be used on community college campuses in order to limit future litigation and to promote the goals of academic freedom and integrity.