Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
Faculty member’s inadequate performance or non-fulfillment of all the assigned duties.
A decision not to reappoint a tenure-track Faculty member may originate from the
Department or the Provost’s office. The Provost will advise, and will seek input from,
the Promotion and Tenure Committee concerning the President’s decision before it is
final. When the President’s decision is final, the Provost will inform the Faculty
member of the decision. The procedural requirement for non-reappointment has two
components. First, before the President’s decision is final, the Department Chair, the
Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the Provost shall provide input to the President.
Second, the College will comply with the advance notice provisions listed below. The
College decision not to reappoint a tenure-track Faculty member shall end the
employment of the non-reappointed Faculty member at the College.
III.B.4.b. Notice of Non-Reappointment
Notice of non-reappointment will be given by the College in writing as follows:
Not later than March 1 of the first academic year of service, if the
appointment expires at the end of that year; or, if a one-year appointment
terminates during an academic year, at least three months in advance of its
Not later than December 15 of the second academic year of service, if the
appointment expires at the end of that year; or, if an initial two-year
appointment terminates during an academic year, at least six months in
advance of its termination.
At least twelve months before the expiration of an appointment after two
or more years in the institution.
III.B.5. Grievance Procedure
This grievance procedure is available to aggrieved Faculty members to challenge only
procedural violations under Chapter III in direct connection with the College’s decision
to deny the grievant a
promotion, the College’s decision not to grant tenure at the end of
the grievant’s probationary term, and the College’s decision not to reappoint a tenure-
track Faculty member to another year of the probationary term. This grievance procedure
is not available to question judgment in connection with the “decisions” listed above or to
appeal a termination for cause, which has a separate and distinct procedure.
III.B.5.b. Initiation of a Grievance
If the Faculty member concerned believes that a procedural irregularity occurred in the
process of the College’s reaching a decision with regard to his or her tenure, promotion,
or non-reappointment, then he or she has the right to request that a special College