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
The position paper was published.