Academic Freedom and Tenure: Dean Junior College

The administration of Dean Junior College terminated the services of two faculty members  without academic due process.  This action was based significantly on the administration's displeasure with their college activities, involving dissent against the administration, that warranted protection under principles of academic freedom.

With tenure no longer granted at Dean Junior College, its procedural protections are not available to the large majority of the faculty who serve indefinitely on term appointments renewable at the administration's discretion. 


'The text of this report was written by the members of the investigating committee. In accordance with Association practice, the text was then edited by the Association's staff, and, as revised, with the concurrence of the investigating committee, was submitted to Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. With the approval of Committee A it was subsequently sent to the faculty members at whose request the inquiry was conducted, to the administration of Dean Junior College, to the chapter president, and to other persons concerned in the report. In the light of the responses received and with the editorial assistance of the Association's staff, this report was published in the May-June 1991 issue of Academe..