Academic Freedom and Tenure: The New Community College of Baltimore

This report concerns the action taken by the administration of the New Community College of Baltimore to terminate a tenured faculty member without cause or due process following an announced termination of tenure commitments with the transfer of the college's control from the city of Baltimore to the state of Maryland.


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 member at whose request the inquiry was conducted, to the administration of the New Community College of Baltimore, 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 1992 issue of Academe.