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Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Savannah College of Art and Design

Report concerning the action of the administration of Savannah College of Art and Design in terminating faculty members without cause or due process.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Greenville College

Report concerning the actions of the administration of North Greenville College in terminating the appointments of two professors without affording them the safeguards of academic due process . Further, since tenure is no longer granted at North Greenville College, its procedural protections are not available to the majority of faculty members who serve indefinitely on term appointments renewable at the administration's discretion.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Clarkson College

Report dealing with action taken by the Clarkson College administration in May 1992 to terminate the services of six members of the college's full-time faculty.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Loma Linda University

Report concerning the dismissal of three faculty members by the administration of Loma Linda University and condition of academic freedom and tenure in general at that university.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: The New Community College of Baltimore

Report concerning 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.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Dean Junior College

Report concerning the actions of the administration of Dean Junior College in terminating 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.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Catholic University of America

This 1989 report involves a Catholic University of America professor who has not been dismissed from his position but who, with conditions imposed upon his teaching that he considers unacceptable, had chosen to take a leave of absence and teach elsewhere. Although the events of primary interest in the case occurred within three years, they can best be understood in the context of a history spanning more than two decades. This case has been the subject of two books and of countless magazine and newspaper articles both in this country and abroad, and aspects of  it have been argued at length before a faculty committee and a superior court; few Association cases, it may be said, have been so widely publicized or so profusely documented. Additionally, the case arose and developed at a university with a governance structure that has no exact counterpart in this country, even among other Catholic institutions.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Report regarding the administration of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's elimination of the appropriate faculty role in making new appointments and has placed academic freedom in peril at the institution by restricting further faculty appointments to those holding a particular and narrowly construed ideological stance.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Hillsdale College

1988 Report dealing with the denial of due process and lack of protections of academic freedom at Hillsdale College. The investigating committee concluded that the administration, in declining to provide the faculty member with a statement of the reasons for not reappointing him and in failing to afford opportunity for review by a faculty body of his allegation relating to academic freedom, denied him basic procedural safeguards to which he was entitled under the Association's Statement on Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments. The absence of these procedural safeguards, the committee found, leaves the faculty of Hillsdale College inadequately protected against an improper exercise of administrative power.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Husson University

This report concerns the action taken by the administration of Husson College (now University) to terminate the services of a professor in his sixth year of full-time service at the college following five years of credited prior service elsewhere. The professor, who had held a concurrent appointment as a division head and had clashed repeatedly with the president over issues of academic and administrative policy, alleged that considerations violative of his academic freedom had contributed significantly to the ad- ministration's decision. The administration stated that its action was necessitated by financial difficulties and the resulting need to eliminate a faculty position in the professor's department. Before the professor's appointment expired, the unexpected departure of a senior colleague created a vacancy in the department which, the investigating committee found, the professor was fully qualified to fill. The administration did not offer the position to him, however, but instead advertised for and recruited a new appointee..

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