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 Forgo Tenure. 2000

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP Amicus Briefs filed in cases involving Tenure.

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.

Faculty Handbooks Guide. A state guide to the enforceability of faculty handbooks. Prepared by the AAUP's Legal Office.

 

Other AAUP Resources

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