Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Saint Meinrad School of Theology

Report concerning the dismissal of a faculty member from the Saint Meinrad School of Theology for having signed an open letter to Pope John Paul II asking that continued discussion be permitted concerning the question of ordaining women to the priesthood.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Garland County Community College

Report regarding tenure and the lack of due process in dismissal proceedings at Garland County Community College.

Academic Freedom and Tenure:St. Bonaventure University

Report arising from the termination of the appointments of eighteen tenured faculty members, on grounds of financial exigency, at St. Bonaventure University.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Alaska Pacific University

Report discussing the issues of financial exigency, due process, relocation, and program discontinuance at Alaska Pacific University

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Bennington College

Report dealing with a declaration of financial exigency as justification for terminating the appointments of presumptively tenured faculty.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Benedict College

Report discussing termination, claims of financial exigency, and academic governance and the climate for academic freedom at Benedict College.
 

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Bridgeport

Report concerning the action taken by the administration of the University of Bridgeport to terminate the appointments of two professors on thirty days' notice. At the time of this action the professors had each completed more than thirty years of service at the university.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Savannah College of Art and Design

Report concerning the action of the administration of Savannah College of Art and Design in terminating faculty members without cause or due process.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Greenville College

Report concerning the actions of the administration of North Greenville College in terminating the appointments of two professors without affording them the safeguards of academic due process . Further, since tenure is no longer granted at North Greenville College, its procedural protections are not available to the majority of faculty members who serve indefinitely on term appointments renewable at the administration's discretion.

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