Academic Freedom and Tenure Bennington College: A Supplementary Report on a Censured Administration

This supplementary report concerns the action taken by the administration of Bennington College to terminate an instructor after twenty-two years of service.

The text of this report was written by the members of the investigating committee. In accordance with Association practice, the text was then edited by the Association's staff and, as revised, with the concurrence of the investigating committee, was submitted to Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. With the approval of Committee A, the report was subsequently sent to the faculty member whose case is the subject of the report, to the administration of Bennington College, and to other persons concerned in the report. In light of the responses received and with the editorial assistance of the Association's staff, this final report was published  in the January-February 1998 issue of Academe.