ERIC Number: ED421189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Freedom and Tenure: A Faculty Perspective.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper presents the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' position in support of academic freedom and tenure. It includes a brief history of academic freedom in the United States, highlighting the American Association of University Professors' fundamental policy statement from 1940. Statements attacking academic freedom and tenure are quoted, and the special situation of part-time and contract faculty is discussed within the context of academic freedom. The paper demonstrates the connection between academic freedom and tenure and due process protections from the point of view of teaching institutions such as community colleges. The paper includes an annotated bibliography of resource materials on academic freedom and tenure and four appendixes of selected academic freedom and tenure policy statements and resolutions. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.