Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Bill of Rights

Report discussing the Academic Bill of Rights at its potential impact on academic freedom.

Financial Exigency, Academic Governance, and Related Matters

Report discussing  AAUP policies concerning the role of the faculty in budgeting in good times and when an institution must deal with a financial crisis.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: City University of New York

Report discussing the decision made by the central administration of the City University of New York and deals with the issues of academic freedom, due process, collective bargaining, and national security.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Meharry Medical College

Report dealing with issues of faculty with primarily clinical duties financial exigency, due process, academic freedom,tenure, and faculty government at Meharry Medical College, one of four historically black medical schools in the United States

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Benedict College

Report dealing with academic freedom, tenure, and administration-directed grade changes at Benedict College.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of the Cumberlands

Report dealing with resignation, dismissal, and academic freedom at Cumberland College, a religiously affiliated institution.

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Regulations outlining recommended institutional processes that enable institutions to protect academic freedom, tenure, and to ensure academic due process.

On Collegiality as a Criterion for Faculty Evaluation

Report addressing the increasing tendency to add the criterion of “collegiality” to faculty evaluations and enumerates why this practice should be discouraged.

Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work

Statement addressing some of the current issues facing faculty members as they seek to integrate family obligations and academic work.  It recommends principles and guidelines for formulating appropriate policies and practices regarding family leaves, modified teaching schedules, "stopping the tenure clock," and institutional assistance for family responsibilities.



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