The Academic Freedom and Responsibility Committee reports to the Provost and to the Faculty Senate.
The committee is composed of twelve rotating faculty, including two members selected by the Faculty Senate. The Senate appointees need not also serve as elected members of the Faculty Senate, but one of the two Senate appointees must serve as chair. Moreover, the chair must be a tenured faculty member.
The Academic Freedom and Responsibility Committee promotes a positive academic environment at Baylor; investigates issues of academic freedom and responsibility; makes recommendations concerning these matters to the Faculty Senate; and considers issues related to shared governance.