Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Greenville College

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.

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 it was subsequently sent to the faculty members at whose request the inquiry was conducted, to the administration of North Greenville 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 May-June 1993 issue of Academe.