ERIC Number: ED172698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Responsibility for Faculty Members in Texas Public Community and Senior Colleges and Universities. Policy Paper 1. Revised Edition.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
Modifications are presented to a 1967 document that contained recommendations concerning academic freedom, academic responsibility, and tenure for faculty members in Texas public community and senior colleges and universities. The recommended standards constitute patterns or guidelines and are not binding on any institution and may be varied in any respect. Procedures concerning faculty dismissals and nonrenewals of nontenured faculty at the end of the term contract are also covered. The need for written terms of employment, information on due process proceedings in dismissal cases, and the issue of tenure during conditions of financial exigency and the phasing out of programs are addressed in appendices. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Contracts, Due Process, Educational Responsibility, Guidelines, Higher Education, Retrenchment, State Colleges, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Responsibility, Tenure
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, LBJ Building, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.