Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Tenure in the Medical School

Report regarding the changing nature of academic medical centers in American higher education and the impact, evident or potential, of those changes on questions of faculty status and academic freedom within such centers.

Academic Freedom in the Medical School

Report discussing academic freedom in medical schools and why it is necessary.

On the Imposition of Tenure Quotas

Report discussing why tenure quotas are generally unwise.

Institutional Responsibility for Legal Demands on Faculty

Statement recommending that colleges and universities adopt a comprehensive general policy on legal representation and indemnification for members of their faculties.

Committee A Statement on Extramural Utterances

Statement clarifing those sections of the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure relating to the faculty member’s exercise of freedom of speech as a citizen.

Arbitration of Faculty Grievances

Report reviewing the use of arbitration for the resolution of disputes involving questions of contractual application or interpretation that may include matters of faculty status and rights.

Due Process in Sexual-Harassment Complaints

Report discussing the protections of academic due process in sexual harassment cases

Statement on Recruitment and Resignation of Faculty Members

Statement recommending standards for the recruitment and the resignation of faculty for administrations and faculties, predicated on the assumption that proper provision has been made by employing institutions for timely notice to probationary faculty members and those on term appointments, with respect to their subsequent status.

On the Relationship of Faculty Governance to Academic Freedom

Report linking the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Association's 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities. 

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