ERIC Number: ED027823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Responsibility for Faculty Members in Texas Public Colleges and Universities. Adopted: October 16, 1967.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
The statement provides guiding principles designed to help Texas colleges and universities in evaluating the conditions of academic freedom, tenure, and responsibility that prevail on each campus. It suggests that faculty members should be free to pursue scholarly inquiry, and to voice and publish conclusions without institutional restriction or discipline. Academic responsibility should be shared by faculty, administrators and governing boards, but faculty members in particular should strive for professional integrity, competence in their fields of specialization, and judiciousness in the use of controversial material related to their subject fields. The document also discusses tenure policy, and covers the continuation of faculty members' positions, written terms of employment, the phasing out of institutional programs requiring reduction of faculty, and professional procedures for dismissing a tenured faculty member or one whose term contract is unexpired. Standards are recommended in the area of faculty recruitment for adoption by administrators, and in the area of responsible resignation procedures that should be followed by faculty members. The statement was adopted in public higher educational institutions in Texas on October 16, 1967. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.