ERIC Number: ED410781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul-21
Academic Freedom Issues in Higher Education: Tenure, Promotion, and Post-Tenure Review.
Leed, Arthur H.
This paper reviews court decisions and articles that deal with academic freedom issues in higher education, including tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review. It discusses the Supreme Court decisions in Wieman v. Updegraff (1952), which struck down an Oklahoma loyalty oath; Sweezy v. New Hampshire (1957), which precluded an investigation into the content of a professor's lectures; Keyishian v. Board of Regents (1967), which struck down a New York law requiring state university faculty to sign a non-communist affidavit. More recent cases, including Jeffries v. Harleston (1994), are also reviewed. Statements from the American Association of University Professors regarding academic freedom and tenure are also included, along with a discussion of the difficulty of defining exactly what tenure is. A short list of relevant articles is included. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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