Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Johnson & Wales University

Report addressing issues of reasons and the opportunity for review, adequacy of notice and academic freedom at Johnson & Wales University.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Bastyr University

Report concerning the actions taken in 2005 by the administration of Bastyr University against three faculty members and involves issues of academic due process and adequate cause for termination.

Report of an AAUP Special Committee: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Universities

Report regarding the  “nearly universal departure from (or in some cases complete abandonment of) personnel and other policies” by five New Orleans institutions―the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, the University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans, and Tulane University―as they contended with the disaster that befell the city and its universities. 

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of New Haven

Report dealing with issues of the status of non-tenured faculty, due process, and the adequacy of the procedural standards in assessing student complaints at the University of New Haven.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Nicholls State University

Report addressing tenure and de facto tenure, due process, adequacy of notice and the ramifications of grading issues and academic freedom

Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Idaho College

Report regarding North Idaho College policies, part-time instructors lack basic protections of academic due process, therefore, making them vulnerable.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Olivet Nazarene University

Report concerning action taken by the administration of Olivet Nazarene University to remove a tenured professor from his usual teaching responsibilities and to prohibit the use of his book in all university courses. The president took this action after a controversy arose within the university’s denominational constituency over the professor’s views on evolution.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Cedarville University

Report concerning the action taken by the administration of Cedarville University to dismiss a tenured faculty member, and discusses due process, and governance concerns.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Stillman College

Report concerning the suspension and subsequent dismissal of a faculty member by the administration of Stillman College on grounds of “malicious gossip or public verbal abuse" without due process.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Clark Atlanta University

Report discussing the declaration of an enrollment emergency by the administration of Clark Atlanta University and its subsequent action to terminate the appointments of approximately one-fourth of the total faculty, with no notice and four weeks of unconditional severance salary.

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