University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

This report finds that University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's administration violated commonly accepted academic standards when it terminated the appointments of two professors. One professor had twelve years of service and the other had thirty. Both had been recommended for “renewal of tenure” by the faculty personnel committee.

Academic Freedom Violations at Cancer Center

"For generations the tenure system has protected the freedom of faculty members to engage in research that challenges hallowed verities and opens up innovative possibilities," says Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.  "Nowhere is such freedom more critical than in medicine."

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