St. Bonaventure University

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.

Developments Relating to Association Censure

The Association’s staff has prepared the following brief accounts of significant developments during the past year at institutions that appear on the AAUP’s list of administrations censured for serious departures from AAUP-supported standards of academic freedom and tenure. The staff has no significant developments this past year to report regarding institutions on the AAUP’s list of institutions sanctioned for infringing AAUP-supported governance standards.

Developments Relating to Association Censure and Sanction

The following are brief accounts by the Association’s staff of significant developments over the past year involving administrations censured by the AAUP (for not observing principles of academic freedom and tenure) and institutions sanctioned by the AAUP (for infringement of governance standards). The accounts are in chronological order, according to the date of imposition of the censure or sanction.

AAUP Censures Two Administrations, Removes Two from Censure

Delegates to the AAUP's Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting voted to place the administrations of Southern University, Baton Rouge and National Louis University  on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations and to remove Our Lady of Holy Cross College and St. Bonaventure University from the list. Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.

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