Academic Freedom and Tenure: Frank Phillips College

Published in the winter 1968 issue of Academe.

The administration of  Frank Phillips College dismissed a faculty member without providing cause, without providing for a hearing and the other requisite elements of academic due process, and without providing for any payment of salary beyond the date of notification of dismissal.

With the absence of any relevant institutional regulations, with no system of tenure, and with highly inadequate practices relating to faculty appointment, the concepts of academic freedom and tenure were found to be absent at Frank Phillips College.