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Statement on Corporate Funding of Academic Research

Report concerning the growing collaboration between industry and research universities. This relationship has been the most productive for both parties when scholars are free to pursue and transmit basic knowledge through research and teaching. The relationship, however, has never been free of concerns that the financial ties of researchers or their institutions to industry may exert improper pressure on the design and outcome of research.

Verification and Trust: Background Investigations Preceding Faculty Appointment

Report setting forth standards that should guide academic institutions in performing background checks of prospective faculty members.

Academic Freedom and Artistic Expression

Statement proposing policies that are designed to assist academic institutions to respond to the issues that may arise from the presentation of artistic works to the public and to do so in a manner that preserves academic freedom:

Statement on Professors and Political Activity

Statement defining rights and obligations of faculty regarding the institutional regulations of many colleges and universitiesthat govern the participation of professors in political activity and public office holding.

Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians

Statement arguing that because the scope and character of library resources should be taken into account in such important academic decisions as curricular planning and faculty appointments, librarians should have a voice in the development of the institution’s educational policy

On Institutional Problems Resulting from Financial Exigency: Some Operating Guidelines

Report discussing role of faculty and best practices in determining where reductions should be made in times of financial exigency.

Faculty Participation in the Selection, Evaluation, and Retention of Administrators

Statement asserting  the expectation that faculty members will have a significant role in the selection of academic administrators, including the president, academic deans, department heads, and chairs.1 As a corollary, it is equally important that faculty members contribute significantly to judgments and decisions regarding the retention or nonretention of the administrators whom they have helped select.

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. 

The Faculty Role in the Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics: Principles and Recommended Practices  

Report concerning the continuing preferential treatment of athletes with regard to admissions and scholarship aid, disappointing graduation records for athletes, and ethical breaches of academic standards by coaches, students, administrators, and faculty.

Statement on Intercollegiate Athletics

Statement urging reform of intercollegiate athletics. All colleges and universities would benefit from the adoption of a national set of standards that would protect athletes from exploitation and would place expenditures on and administration of athletic programs under the regular governance procedures of the institution.

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.

Statement on Conflicts of Interest

Report concerning the many opportunities offered to both university researchers and the private sector by sweeping developments in certain areas of science and technology and the new concerns caused by these opportunities in both universities and government. 

On Preventing Conflicts of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research at Universities

Statement  formulating basic standards and guidelines in this problematic area of extensive sponsored research programs of the federal government.

Statement on Faculty Workload with Interpretive Comments

Statement setting forth guidelines for determining an equitable faculty workload. This statement defines recommended maximum teaching loads for various types of institutions, as well as for part-time faculty members.

Consensual Relations between Faculty and Students

Statement discussing professional expectations and responsibilities with respect to consensual sexual relationships between professor and student.

Due Process in Sexual-Harassment Complaints

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

Statement on Plagiarism

Report discussing professional ethics and plagiarism.

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.

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