Academic Freedom and Tenure

Spring
1996
Resolution Number: 
19.04
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas there is evidence that tenure and academic freedom are being challenged in the California Legislature, and

Whereas the AAUP emphasized the need for a statement on academic freedom at various times from 1925 through 1995, and

Whereas because of the financial problems facing community colleges, the Legislature often sees the curtailment of tenure and academic freedom as ways to save money,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm our 1986 position on academic freedom and tenure (Appendix E), and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to reaffirm our commitment to academic freedom and tenure by developing a current position paper using the AAUP statements and clarifications as appropriate (Appendix C), and

Resolved that the position paper shall include a discussion of the necessity to extend academic freedom protections to part-time faculty.
M/S/U Disposition: Executive Committee

Status Report: 

The position paper was published.