Academic Freedom and Tenure University of the District of Columbia

The subject of this report is the action taken in February 1997 by the administration of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) to terminate the appointments of 125 members of the faculty with six weeks of severance salary.

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 current and former faculty members at the University of the District of Columbia, to the administration of the university, 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 1998 issue of Academe.