Academic Freedom

New AAUP Investigation Report

AAUP reports outrageous violations of faculty rights at Clark Atlanta University.

Academic Bill of Rights

Report discussing the Academic Bill of Rights at its potential impact on academic freedom.

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Statement promoting public understanding and support of academic freedom and tenure and agreement upon procedures to ensure them in colleges and universities. Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition.

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Regulations outlining recommended institutional processes that enable institutions to protect academic freedom, tenure, and to ensure academic due process.

The "Academic Bill of Rights"- Coming to Your Campus

Legislative proposals with this righteous-sounding title have been introduced in 28 states over the past four years. While no state legislature has actually adopted the proposals, their proponents have not given up. Similar proposals may be offered on your campus by student organizations or even student governments. It is important that both you and your students understand what's involved in this "Academic Bill of Rights," and the new-for-2007 ACTA version that they call "Intellectual Diversity" legislation.

What Is Censure?

Censure results from the Association's findings that conditions for academic freedom and tenure are unsatisfactory at a college or university.


Censure List

This list is published for the purpose of informing Association members, the profession at large, and the public that unsatisfactory conditions of academic freedom and tenure have been found to prevail at these institutions.

ABOR Legislation

Information about bills introduced in state legislatures around the country as part of the campaign for a so-called Academic Bill of Rights.

Protecting Academic Freedom

Protecting academic freedom is the AAUP's core mission. For a century, we have been developing standards for sound academic practice and in working for the acceptance of these standards by the community of higher education.

The AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure promotes principles of academic freedom, tenure, and due process through the development of policy documents and reports and the application of those principles to particular situations. 

CSU Academic Freedom and Free Speech Rights

March 11-12, 2004: RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) reaffirm its commitment to upholding and preserving the principles of academic freedom.


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