Academic Freedom

“… is the freedom to teach, both in and outside the classroom, to conduct
research and to publish the results of those investigations, and to address any
matter of institutional policy or action whether or not as a member of an agency
of institutional governance. Professors should also have the freedom to address
the larger community with regard to any matter of social, political, economic, or
other interest, without institutional discipline or restraint, save in response to
fundamental violations of professional ethics or statements that suggest
disciplinary incompetence.”

Here are two recent (10 December 2021) editorials from Science concerning Academic Freedom.