UNC Charlotte encourages and promotes faculty participation in public scholarship and publishing as a hallmark of academic freedom and exploration. Such participation raises the profile of the faculty member, their scholarship and the University.

Unfortunately, faculty who engage in public scholarship may experience backlash, including heightened public scrutiny and troubling, or sometimes threatening, responses from individuals who hold opposing views.

The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) can offer faculty support and advice in response to legal matters related to their scholarly publications and participation in public scholarship.Please click HERE for information about the perimeters of this support and representation and how OLA can help direct you to other resources that may be needed.