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ERIC Number: ED015731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE--LINCOLN COLLEGE.
BAKER, SHERIDAN; BURKLE, HOWARD R.
AN INSTRUCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, WHO HAD COMPLETED THE FIRST MONTH OF A 1-YEAR CONTRACT, WAS INFORMED THAT HIS CONTRACT WOULD NOT BE RENEWED FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR THOUGH HE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO COMPLETE HIS CURRENT CONTRACT. IN PROTEST AGAINST THE AMERICAN BLOCKADE OF CUBA, HE HAD PICKETED THE LOCAL POST OFFICE, AND THIS ACTION LED TO A STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT HIS CONDUCT "DID NOT REFLECT THE DIGNITY, JUDGMENT, OR RESPECT FOR THE INSTITUTION WHICH THE COLLEGE MAY RIGHTFULLY EXPECT OF ITS INSTRUCTORS," ALTHOUGH THE TRUSTEES AGREED THAT HE HAD ACTED WITHIN HIS LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THE INSTRUCTOR APPEALED TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, WHOSE COMMITTEE A ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE INVESTIGATED AND FOUND THAT, BY DENYING HIM PROPER EXPRESSION OF HIS ROLE AS A CITIZEN AND BY REFUSING TO REEMPLOY HIM BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIVITIES AS A CITIZEN, THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT HAD VIOLATED THE FACULTY MEMBER'S ACADEMIC FREEDOM. THE COMMITTEE ALSO CONSIDERED THE INSTRUCTOR'S DISMISSAL A SEVERE DISCIPLINARY ACTION WITHOUT THE PROCEDURAL PROTECTION OF ACADEMIC DUE PROCESS AND JUDGMENT OF HIS PEERS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "AAUP BULLETIN," VOLUME 50, NUMBER 3, SEPTEMBER 1964. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.
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