Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Medaille College

Report concerning improper dismissal procedures at Medaille College.

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.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Central Arkansas

Report dealing with the decisions and actions of  President Winfred L. Thompson of the University of Central Arkansas regarding tenure, denial of tenure, and faculty governance.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Albertus Magnus College

Report addressing four issues at Albertus Magnus College : the procedures used by the administration to decide that Professor Hartwig was not to be reappointed, his suspension, the reasons for the actions against Professor Hartwig, and the implications of these reasons for academic freedom.

Termination of Tenured Appointments: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine

Report concerning the discharge tenured members of the basic-science faculty of the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, in response to a declaration of financial exigency, with minimal notice, inadequate severance salary, and a complete absence of normal procedural safeguards in violation not only of applicable Association-supported standards but also of the bylaws of the institution itself.

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