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ACAPT: Demystifying Academic Freedom, Promotion, and Tenure

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This legal webinar brings together a panel of experts to explore common legal issues, policies, and procedures related to academic freedom and promotion and tenure and how these policies can protect all stakeholders including the faculty, program/institution, chair/program director, and administration.

Learning Objectives:

1. Decrease personal risk by recognizing the boundaries of what is (and is not) covered by academic freedom.

2. Decrease the institutional risk by establishing and following defensible promotion and/or tenure policies.

3. Cultivate realistic expectations during performance appraisals and pre-tenure reviews.

4. Implement strategies that hold underperforming faculty accountable.

Jen Becnel-Guzzo


University of Delaware, Deputy General Counsel

Patrick Pabian


University of Central Florida, Program Director

Lisa Saladin


Medical University of South Carolina, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Ellen Wruble


University of Delaware, Program Director

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
  2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
  3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

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