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Resources on Tenure

AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, and Analysis 

Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. 1940. 

Post-tenure Review. 1999 revision.

Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings. 1958

Statement on Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Academic Due Process for Non-Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty Members after Seven Years of Service. 2015

Tenure and Teaching-Intensive Appointments. 2014 revision.

Incentives to Forgo Tenure. 2000

On the Imposition of Tenure Quotas. 1973.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

AAUP Amicus Briefs. Summaries of, and links to, AAUP amicus briefs filed in cases involving tenure.

Good Practice in Tenure Evaluation. 2000. A joint report by the AAUP, the American Council on Education, and the United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group.

Faculty Handbooks Guide. A state guide to the enforceability of faculty handbooks. Prepared by the AAUP's Legal Office.

Other AAUP Resources

Some Implications of Tenure for the Profession and Society. By Ernst Benjamin.