Teachers are entitled to liberty of conscience and retain full freedom to do research, publish their findings, and teach within the bounds of their academic duties. Teachers should be careful not to introduce into their classroom controversial matter that has no relation to their subject. When discussing controversial matter, they should be accurate, exercise appropriate restraint, show respect for the opinions of others, and make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution. Teachers are citizens, members of a learned profession, and officers of an educational institution. When they speak or write as a citizen, they should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but their special position in the community imposes special obligations, particularly as it impacts on the University’s Catholic identity. As scholars and educational officers, they should remember that the public may judge their profession and their institution by their utterances. In its own publications, St. Thomas University may reserve the right not to publish materials that go against Catholic values.