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American Association of University Professors

Mission of the UMKC Chapter

We advocate the following principles at the University of Missouri - Kansas City:

  • Excellence in Education
  • Academic Freedom
  • Shared Governance
  • Due Process
  • Ensure Higher Education's Contribution to the Common Good

AAUP PRINCIPLES

Educational excellence
Academic freedom
Tenure
Faculty control of curriculum and faculty affairs
Shared governance
Due process
Rights of the entire academic community
Definition of fundamental professional values and standards for higher education
Ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
The public interest

The AAUP promotes and defends:

  • EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
  • ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE
  • PRIMARY FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR CURRICULUM
  • PRIMARY FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIRING, PROMOTION, TENURE, AND DISMISSAL OF FACULTY
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIRING OF ADMINISTRATORS
  • MAJOR FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE AND BUDGETING
  • DUE PROCESS
  • THE RIGHTS OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
  • THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Faculty need academic freedom in order to do their job
So does everyone else on campus

Academic freedom includes, among other things:

    A) First Amendment Rights -- freedom of speech, press, and assembly

  • in teaching
  • in research and publication of results
  • in deliberating institutional policies
  • in citizenship outside the academy

    B) Fourteenth Amendment Rights -- due process, especially on the job

    C) Job security -- the most effective way to guarantee these rights and practices

 

 

 

 

 

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