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Statement on Conflicts of Interest

Report concerning the many opportunities offered to both university researchers and the private sector by sweeping developments in certain areas of science and technology and the new concerns caused by these opportunities in both universities and government. 

On Preventing Conflicts of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research at Universities

Statement  formulating basic standards and guidelines in this problematic area of extensive sponsored research programs of the federal government.

Statement on Faculty Workload with Interpretive Comments

Statement setting forth guidelines for determining an equitable faculty workload. This statement defines recommended maximum teaching loads for various types of institutions, as well as for part-time faculty members.

Consensual Relations between Faculty and Students

Statement discussing professional expectations and responsibilities with respect to consensual sexual relationships between professor and student.

Due Process in Sexual-Harassment Complaints

Report discussing the protections of academic due process in sexual harassment cases

Statement on Plagiarism

Report discussing professional ethics and plagiarism.

Arbitration of Faculty Grievances

Report reviewing the use of arbitration for the resolution of disputes involving questions of contractual application or interpretation that may include matters of faculty status and rights.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

On the Imposition of Tenure Quotas

Report discussing why tenure quotas are generally unwise.

Academic Freedom in the Medical School

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

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.

Senior Appointments with Reduced Loads

Report recommending that colleges and universities “consider creating a class of regular part-time faculty members, consisting of individuals who, as their professional career, share the teaching, research, and administrative duties customary for faculty at their institution, but who for whatever reason do so less than full time.”

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