Academic Freedom and Tenure: Dean Junior College

Published in the May-June 1991 issue of Academe.

The administration of Dean Junior College terminated 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.

With tenure no longer granted at Dean Junior College, its procedural protections are not available to the large majority of the faculty who serve indefinitely on term appointments renewable at the administration's discretion.