American Sociological Association

ASA Urges Kansas Regents to Reconsider Temporary Suspension of Tenure Protections

January 25, 2021

The American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its stance on academic freedom and tenure. We share the concerns of our fellow sociologists in Kansas about the recent decision by the Kansas Board of Regents to temporarily allow public institutions of higher education to terminate or suspend employees—including tenured faculty—without declaring financial exigency. Read the full statement.

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