2.14 Speakers

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Chapter 2: Students

2.14 Public Presentation and Speakers

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: None
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: None

Purpose:  To assure that the right of free expression and exchange of ideas, to minimize conflict between the exercise of that right and  the rights of others in effective use of College facilities, and to minimize possible interference with the College’s responsibilities’ as an education institution.

Part 1:  Members of a faculty, academic department, administrative office and recognized student life groups may invite non-college speakers to address meetings on –campus.

Subpart A:  The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of Normandale Community College does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement of the College of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else at the event.

  1. College administration may require either or both of the following:
  2. The meeting to be chaired by a person approved by the College
  3. The speaker to be subject to questions from the audience

Subpart B :  An invitation to a non-College speaker may be rescinded only if the President , or his/her designee, determines, after appropriate inquiry, that the proposed speech will constitute a clear and present danger to the orderly operation or peaceful conduct of campus  activities by the speaker’s advocacy of such actions as:

  1. Willful damage or destruction or seizure of College buildings or property
  2. Disruption of, impairment of, or interference with, classes or other College activities
  3. Physical harm, coercion, intimidation, or other invasion of the rights of College Students, faculty, staff or guests
  4. Advocacy of violation of law
  5. Other disorder of a violent or seriously disruptive nature.
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Part 2:  Public presentations of copy-righted media

Subpart A:  Copyright Act restricts the use of videocassettes or DVDS (bought or rented) for private showings and prohibits their public performance.

  1. Students are not permitted to show copyrighted media without paying public performance fees in other on campus or at off campus official meetings.
  2. The Copyright Act contains a special exception, "fair use" rule; someone other than the copyright owner may make limited use of a copyrighted work without permission for purposes such as teaching, research, scholarship, criticism, parody, and news reporting.
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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption:  1999
Date of Implementation: 1999
Date and Subject of Revisions: 2009
Next Review Date:  2015-16
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