AAUP investigations

Ten Decades of AAUP Investigations

Reflecting on fifty years of staffing investigations, the author comments on an investigation of his choice for each of the AAUP’s ten decades.

1915–24 University of Utah (1915)

While the AAUP’s founding 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure was being drafted, its first investigation provided thorough analysis of an actual situation in which the need for adherence to these principles was compelling and the flaunting of them by the trustees and the president was devastating.

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