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Demystifying academic freedom, promotion & tenure

Demystifying academic freedom, promotion & tenure

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
  • Administration

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Target audience: Academic Faculty, Chairs/Program Directors and Academic Administrators

Fee: $20 for ACAPT members and $30 non-members

CEU: 0.10

Learning objectives

  • Decrease personal risk by recognizing the boundaries of what is (and is not) covered by academic freedom 
  • Decrease the institutional risk by establishing and following defensible promotion and/or tenure policies
  • Cultivate realistic expectations during performance appraisals and pre-tenure reviews 
  • Implement strategies that hold underperforming faculty accountable


  • Jen Becnel-Guzzo, JD, University of Delaware, Deputy General Counsel
  • Patrick Pabian, DPT, PhD, University of Central Florida, Program Director
  • Lisa Saladin, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Ellen Wruble, PT, DScPT, University of Delaware, Program Director

If you have any questions, contact events@acapt.org.

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