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Committee: Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers

Committee Charge

The committee acts for the association in advising and assisting members who complain of violations of their or others' professional rights, attempting when possible to resolve the issues that give rise to such complaints. The committee bases its judgment and its actions on general principles of the professional rights of scholars and teachers, which have been articulated in the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors, pertinent resolutions and statements of the association, and precedents set by the committee in previous cases. Inquiries will be conducted when feasible and appropriate, and the committee may recommend to the board that an institution be placed under censure by the association for serious and continuing violations of professional rights.

The divisional representatives on the board of officers serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee.

Submitting a Complaint

Members who wish to report violations of professional rights should contact the chair of the committee, Scott A. Anderson, at scott@loverofwisdom.com.

See the APA's Policies on Complaints and Sanctions for more information.

Censured Institutions & Letters of Concern

On the recommendation of this committee, the board of officers may censure institutions or submit letters of concern regarding professional rights violations. See institutions currently under censure and recently issued letters of concern.

Censure can be lifted, also on the recommendation of this committee, if the censured institution shows it has made changes to its policies to prevent the violations for which it was censured from recurring.

 

Committee Reports

2016–2017 report

2015-2016 report

2014-2015 report

2013-2014 report

2012-2013 report

2011-2012 report

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Upcoming Events
Nomination deadline for the 2018 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Monday, April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Nomination deadline for the 2018 APA/PDC Prize
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Nomination Deadline for the 2018 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Chair (2020)
Scott A. Anderson
ex officio (2018)
Andrea C. Westlund
ex officio (2019)
Jennifer Whiting
ex officio (2020)
Janet D. Stemwedel
Member (2018)
Heimir Geirsson
Member (2018)
Connie Rosati
Member (2019)
Marcy P. Lascano
Member (2019)
Timothy C. Shiell
Member (2020)
Ann Garry
Member (2020)
Mark Pickering

 

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