ERIC Number: ED084994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Employment of Nontenured Faculty: Some Implications of Roth and Sindermann.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
This report considers two 1972 Supreme Court decisions (Roth and Sindermann) concerning nonrenewal of contracts of nontenured teachers. At issue are the interpretations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments as they apply to violation of free speech and deprivation of alleged interests of "property" or "liberty." Reactions of the education and legal communities to the two decisions are examined as well as subsequent cases involving contract renewal. Possible alternatives to the bare nonrenewal of contracts without a statement of reasons are considered. The complete Supreme Court decisions are included in the appendix. (MJM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Contracts, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Performance Specifications, Teacher Dismissal, Tenure
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Sponsor: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.