Resources on Tenure

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis 

Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. 1940. 

Post-tenure Review. 1999 revision.

Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings. 1958

Statement on Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Tenure and Teaching-Intensive Appointments (2010)

Incentives to Forego Tenure (approved for publication by Committee A in November 2000) 

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education?2010. By Rachel Levinson, Senior Counsel and Kathi Westcott, Associate Counsel. Presentation for July 2010 AAUP Summer Institute.

Post-Tenure Review: Some Case Law. 2005.  By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Managing Faculty Productivity After Tenure. 2005. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel, & Barbara A. Lee, Rutgers University. Informational outline.

De Facto Tenure. 2005 update. Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Faculty Termination & Disciplinary Issues. 2004. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel.  Presentation to 14th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, University of Vermont.

Court Cases Involving Tenure As Remedy For Discrimination. 2003. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Tenure: Current Legal Perspectives and Challenges. 2002. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Good Practice in Tenure Evaluation. 2000. A joint report by the AAUP, the American Council on Education, and the United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group.

Other AAUP Resources

Some Implications of Tenure for the Profession and Society. By Ernst Benjamin.