Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities

This report addresses practical and legal issues involving these faculty members and reaffirms their entitlement to due process.

Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships

A version of this report was completed in spring 2012 and published for comment in June 2012. Based on the extensive feedback we received and supplemented by further research, it was extensively revised for publication as a book. The 2012 draft is thus no longer appropriate for quotation or guidance. Instead, please consult this "Summary of Recommendations" from Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships, a 368-page report to be published in book form by the AAUP Foundation in January 2014.

Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board

Local institutional review boards, which make decisions about the permissibility of research, often have no special competence; the AAUP recommends improvements. Read the newly released final version of this report.

IRBs Should Evaluate Risk Empirically

The AAUP encourages the exemption of interviews with legally competent adults from IRB oversight.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Bethune-Cookman University

Report dealing with due process, tenure, sexual harassment, and financial exigency at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black university.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Southeastern Louisiana University

Report finding that administrators at two Louisiana universities used program discontinuances as an excuse to get rid of selected tenured faculty members.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Report finding violations of academic freedom in two cases at Louisiana’s flagship public institution, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Post-Tenure Review: An AAUP Response

Policy discussing what post-tenure review should be and not be and its impact on academic freedom.

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