Faculty academic freedom in North Carolina community colleges and technical institutes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thurman DeWitt Hollar (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study presents a historical perspective of academic freedom and of the development of community colleges and technical institutes. This examination was undertaken to identify the beginnings of academic freedom within public two-year institutions. Such roots within the public two-year institutions, unlike that of the university, were difficult to pinpoint. An examination of the fifty state statutes governing public two-year colleges revealed that only four addressed academic freedom. A questionnaire indicated that forty-two North Carolina community colleges and technical institutes have academic freedom statements, and the principles incorporated in them are similar to those principles outlined in the American Association of University Professor's 1940 statement on academic freedom. Only three of the participating North Carolina colleges provide faculty tenure. A legal background was presented for the analysis of judicial decisions involving four areas: (1) teaching, (.2) research, (3) the teacher as a member of a learned society, and (4) the teacher as a citizen beyond the confines of the campus.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Academic freedom
Teaching, Freedom of
Community college teachers $x Legal status, laws, etc.
Community colleges $x Law and legislation

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