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.

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.

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. 

University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly Resolution on Academic Freedom

The University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly opposes administrative or legislative measures that would deprive faculty of the authority necessary to teach, to do research, to publish in a manner that meets scholarly standards, and to advance knowledge in an open and unencumbered fashion inside and outside the classroom

Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings

Joint statement supplementing the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure by providing a formulation of the “academic due process” that should be observed in dismissal proceedings.

On Freedom of Expression and Campus Speech Codes

Statement addressing campus speech codes and advises consideration of means more compatible with the mission of an academic institution by which to deal with incivility, intolerance, offensive speech, and harassing behavior.

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