This report arises from the termination of the appointments of eighteen tenured faculty members, on grounds of financial exigency, at St. Bonaventure University.
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 requests the investigation was conducted, to the administration of St.Bonaventure University, to the chapter president, and to other persons concerned in the report. In the light of the responses received and with the editorial assistance of the Association's staff, this final report was published in the July-August 1995 issue of Academe.