Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports

Tenure in the Medical School

Report regarding the changing nature of academic medical centers in American higher education and the impact, evident or potential, of those changes on questions of faculty status and academic freedom within such centers.

Academic Freedom in the Medical School

Report discussing academic freedom in medical schools and why it is necessary.

On the Imposition of Tenure Quotas

Report discussing why tenure quotas are generally unwise.

Institutional Responsibility for Legal Demands on Faculty

Statement recommending that colleges and universities adopt a comprehensive general policy on legal representation and indemnification for members of their faculties.

Committee A Statement on Extramural Utterances

Statement clarifing those sections of the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure relating to the faculty member’s exercise of freedom of speech as a citizen.

Statement on Distance Education

Statement that identifies problems specific to distance education and sets forth the applicable principles and procedural standards for distance education programs, including areas of responsibility, appointments, selection of materials, technical considerations, and proprietary rights.

Statement on Copyright

Statement explaining faculty members’ basic rights of ownership of their intellectual property, prevailing academic practice, and exceptions in which colleges and universities may fairly claim full or partial ownership of works created by faculty members.

Statement of Principles on Leaves of Absence

Report discussing types leaves of absence and outlining good policy. Leaves may provide opportunity for continued professional growth and new, or renewed, intellectual achievement through study, research, writing, and travel. Leaves may also be provided in appropriate circumstances for projects of direct benefit to the institution and for public or private service outside the institution. Leaves should also be granted for illness, recovery of health, and maternity.

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