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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: Dean Junior College | AAUP
    Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure Dean Junior College Download Dean Junior College pdf The administration of Dean Junior College terminated the services of two faculty members without academic due process This action was based significantly on the administration s displeasure with their college activities involving dissent against the administration that warranted protection under principles of academic freedom With tenure no longer granted at Dean Junior College its procedural protections are not available to the large majority of the faculty 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 Dean Junior College to the chapter president and to other persons concerned in the

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: The New Community College of Baltimore | AAUP
    Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure The New Community College of Baltimore Download New Community College of Baltimore pdf This report concerns the action taken by the administration of the New Community College of Baltimore to terminate a tenured faculty member without cause or due process following an announced termination of tenure commitments with the transfer of the college s control from the city of Baltimore to the state of Maryland 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 member at whose request the inquiry was conducted to the administration of the New Community College of Baltimore and to other persons concerned in the report In the light of the responses received and with the editorial assistance of

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: Clarkson College | AAUP
    Workload Family Work Grading Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure Clarkson College Download Clarkson College pdf This report deals with action taken by the Clarkson College administration in May 1992 to terminate the services of six members of the college s full time faculty The text of this report was written y 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 investigation was conducted to the administration of Clarkson College 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 May June 1993 issue of

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: North Greenville College | AAUP
    Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure North Greenville College Download North Greenville College pdf 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

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: Savannah College of Art and Design | AAUP
    had been encouraged by counsel to get a signed agreement from the AAUP before a visit and that he feared the visit would have to be postponed indefinitely with a resulting unavoidable delay in resolving the censure issue He proposed a telephone conference to discuss a written agreement A detailed SCAD drafted Settlement and Confidentiality Agreement and General Release of All Claims arrived at the AAUP office on May 16 coincidentally the same day that the May June Academe with the staff s SCAD account was published Finding the document replete with conditions that the Association could not possibly accept for allowing an AAUP representative s visit staff members telephoned Dr Fischer to convey their dismay The focus of their comments was on three conditions for the visit two of them in the draft document s opening sentence The first of these was agreement by the AAUP to remove the censure The staff members asked how anyone at SCAD could conceivably expect AAUP officials to commit the Association to an action that as was well known at SCAD only its annual meeting can take The second condition in the sentence was that the AAUP remove from its website its 1993 report on SCAD that was the basis for the censure and any related published information The staff members remarked that setting this condition hardly inspires confidence in the sensitivity to academic freedom at SCAD The last of the three conditions on which the staff members commented had more immediate ramifications for the current status of academic freedom at SCAD than the desire to purge unwelcome historical information For a visit with the stated purpose of gaining an impression of the climate for academic freedom the AAUP and indeed the visitor himself through the execution of a separate confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement needed to acknowledge that SCAD had sole discretion in determining the itinerary for the visitor where on campus he may go whom he could interview and what topics he could discuss SCAD was to receive a copy of the visitor s report and anything in it that went beyond the SCAD approved topics to be discussed was to have no effect on removing the censure By way of explaining the conditions for going forward that President Wallace now desired Dr Fischer referred to her enduring bitter feelings about disruptions and riots at SCAD two decades ago her belief that the released faculty members instigated the students and incited violence and her fear of what these faculty members still might do The staff members replied that the president if she remains so fearful of their enmity would seem better advised to make the settlement payments now than to leave the faculty members with the issue of not getting the payment they were told was being offered to them In an e mail dated June 1 Dr Fischer stated We still intend to offer the settlement to the ex professors We just want it to be confidential and we don t

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Bridgeport | AAUP
    Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure University of Bridgeport Download University of Bridgeport pdf This report concerns the action taken by the administration of the University of Bridgeport to terminate the appointments of two professors on thirty days notice At the time of this action the professors had each completed more than thirty years of service at the 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 request the investigation was conducted to the administration of the University of Bridgeport 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

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: Benedict College | AAUP
    as insubordination led to his reply on that date He characterized the SEE policy as a choice to continue a form of social promotion for students with poor high school preparation He questioned the premise that lower standards for freshmen and for sophomores will miraculously produce students who are prepared for junior and for senior level courses To clarify my intentions Professor Williams concluded in his March 26 letter I will not make any changes in grades assigned during the fall of 2003 The students who received passing grades earned them Those who decided that they were not going to do the work earned theirs also Dean Jones s reply dated March 29 was relatively terse Once again the SEE grading policy has been officially adopted by the college Consequently the implementation or lack thereof is not subject to the opinion of individual faculty Please submit to my office either your letter of resignation or compliance with the request to revisit your fall 2003 and spring 2004 semester grades Should I not receive either of the requested responses by 5 p m on April 2 2004 you will be recommended for termination effective immediately Dismissal Proceedings Professor Motley neither resigned nor changed his grades whereupon a committee appointed by Richard C Miller senior vice president for academic affairs recommended that he be dismissed By letter of June 8 2004 President Swinton notified Professor Motley of his dismissal on grounds of insubordination An administration spokesperson has stated that after a similar recommendation from Vice President Miller s committee notification of dismissal was also sent to Professor Williams on that date Professor Williams however had left town after his last class in the spring in order to teach a summer course at a college near Charleston and he was not aware of his dismissal until the press reported it much later Professor Motley appealed his dismissal which led to a hearing by the college s Faculty and Staff Grievance and Appeals Committee that was convened on June 28 for that purpose by Vice President Miller Four members of the seven person committee appointed by President Swinton came from the faculty Vice President Miller began the proceedings by summarizing the reasons for the hearing He described the committee s charge as not passing on the merits of the SEE policy but only on whether Professor Motley was insubordinate in refusing to follow the policy The vice president then left the proceeding whereupon Professor Motley arrived provided amplification of his opposition to the SEE policy and answered questions After his departure the committee adopted a motion that the Motley dismissal be rescinded by vote of 4 to 3 with all four faculty members voting in the affirmative The committee also determined before adjourning that the following reasons would be provided to President Swinton for recommending rescission of the dismissal The termination is an extreme violation of academic freedom This termination is selective in terms of one policy being singled out whereas violations of other policies by other faculty members have not resulted in termination The SEE policy is a recent policy and constitutes insufficient grounds for termination The termination did not take into account the complete picture of the person There is further selectivity in that only one dean initiated grounds for termination based on violation of the policy The termination is unfair to one faculty member when there may be others who are not following the policy The termination is overlooking the excellence of the faculty member in other areas President Swinton responded to the Grievance and Appeals Committee on July 13 rejecting its recommendation and finding no merit in any of the seven reasons that the committee had provided Regarding violation of academic freedom he assert ed that the concept does not permit faculty members to set academic policies and the college cannot allow its policies to be insubordinately flouted under the guise of academic freedom As to the committee s second point singling out the SEE policy from other policies as warranting dismissal in the event of violation he asserted that Dr Motley s persistent refusal to follow policy constitutes willful insubordination which rises above more inadvertent policy violations With respect to the third point that the SEE policy is a recent one whose violation should not be a basis for dismissal the president asserted that the faculty may not selectively implement those policies they favor or consider important Regarding the committee s fourth point that the complete picture of the person was not taken into account he asserted that merit in other areas cannot justify persistent insubordination As for the fifth point that only one of the college s deans had initiated grounds for dismissal the president invited committee members if they knew of similar refusals elsewhere in the college to inform the administration immediately so that corrective action can be taken Commenting on the sixth point that the dismissal of one faculty member is unfair when others may also be ignoring the policy he rejected the point as irrelevant and stated that others will also be subject to dismissal if and when a violation is detected and is not corrected With regard to the seventh and final point the excellence of the faculty member in other areas President Swinton called it redundant after the fourth point and reiterated that the dismissal is based solely on the persistent violation of college policy cited There was reference during the Motley hearing to similar dismissal action against Professor Williams Whether a June letter of dismissal was also sent to Professor Williams who was then away from his home address is a matter of some dispute but he was doubtless not surprised when after his return to Columbia a feature story on the two dismissals appeared in the press on August 20 and certified notification of his dismissal was sent to him He filed an appeal which led to a hearing on his case by the Faculty and Staff Grievance and Appeals Committee

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  • Academic Freedom and Tenure: Bennington College | AAUP
    Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP Policies Reports Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports College and University Governance Reports Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports Audit Reports View All Reports Back to Reports and Publications AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now Academic Freedom and Tenure Bennington College Download Academic Freedom and Tenure BenningtonCollege pdf This report deals with a declaration of financial exigency as justification for terminating the appointments of presumptively tenured faculty 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 pertinent faculty members at

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