The widely endorsed “1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure”
affirms that “Tenure is a means to certain ends; specifically: (1) freedom of teaching and
research and of extramural activities, and (2) a sufficient degree of economic security to
make the profession attractive to men and women of ability.”1 The erosion of the tenure
system severely threatens both of these objectives and thereby presents a severe challenge
both to academic institutions and to academic collective bargaining.
"The Erosion of the Tenure System and Academic Collective Bargaining: An AAUP Perspective,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy:
Vol. 0, Article 17.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss4/17