Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Greenville College

Published in the May-June 1993 issue of Academe.

The administration of North Greenville College terminated the appointments of two professors without affording them the safeguards of academic due process called for in the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure for faculty members who have served beyond a maximum probationary period of seven years and thus are entitled to the protections that accrue with continuous appointment or tenure. Because tenure is no longer granted at North Greenville College, its procedural protections are not available to the majority of faculty members who serve indefinitely on term appointments renewable at the administration's discretion.