Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of South Florida

Report dealing with actions taken by the administration and the governing board of the University of South Florida against Dr. Sami Al-Arian and deals with academic freedom, due process, extramural utterances, and national security.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Virginia State University

Report dealing with actions taken by the administration of Virginia State University to dismiss two tenured members of the faculty after subjecting each of them to a post-tenure review process.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Philander Smith College

Report concerning the dismissal of a professor on stated grounds of insubordination; the termination of the appointments of four other full-time faculty members on stated grounds of need to reduce the size of the college's faculty and staff; and the earlier termination of the services of a program director who sought the assistance of the Association based upon her faculty function of teaching courses at the college.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Medaille College

Report concerning improper dismissal procedures at Medaille College.

Professors of Practice

Report addressing a category of full-time non-tenure-track faculty appointments known as “professors of practice.”  It recommends, in accordance with Association principles, that these faculty members be accorded tenure's protections.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Report discussing issues including campus procedures, the president’s reasons for dismissing a faculty member, and the effect of the dismissal on academic freedom at Our Lady of Holy Cross College.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: East Texas Baptist University

Report presenting several key issues under the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and derivative principles and procedural standards endorsed by the Association.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Tiffin University

Report concerning the appropriate role of faculty in the governance of Tiffin University, academic freedom concerns, and the lack of tenure.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Dubuque

Report examining the University of Dubuque's termination of tenured faculty, the faculty's role in the process, and faculty governance.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Charleston Southern University

Report concerning action taken by the administration of Charleston Southern University  to dismiss a faculty member for cause in the middle of his eleventh year on the faculty and the nonreappointment of another after six years of faculty service.

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