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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
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termination for cause is initiated, the Provost reviews the facts and consults with the
President.
III.B.7.b. Provost
If the Provost determines that the College has sufficient reason to pursue the termination
for cause of a Faculty member, those reasons are presented in writing to the Faculty
Promotion and Tenure Committee for its advice and recommendations. The Provost will
inform the Faculty member at this stage.
III.B.7.c. Promotion and Tenure Committee
Upon receiving a request from the Provost for advice and recommendations regarding the
possible termination for cause of a Faculty member, the Promotion and Tenure
Committee inquires informally about the situation. The Committee may, at its discretion,
inform and/or discuss the matter with the Faculty member concerned, the Department
Chair, the Provost, or other appropriate persons. The Committee keeps written minutes of
its deliberations. The Committee gives its advice and recommendations to the Provost, in
writing, and, if the recommendation is for implementing formal termination proceedings,
provides a copy to the Faculty member concerned.
III.B.7.d. Provost
The Provost reviews and duly considers the advice and recommendations of the
Promotion and Tenure Committee and transmits them, in writing, along with his or her
advice and recommendations, to the President.
III.B.7.e. President
After receiving the recommendations from the Provost, the President decides whether to
commence formal termination proceedings. If the President decides that formal
proceedings on termination for cause should not begin, the process ends at this point.
If the President decides that formal proceedings on termination for cause should begin, he
or she writes a letter to the Faculty member concerned, advising that formal termination
proceedings are being instituted. The letter sets forth, with reasonable specificity, the
proposed grounds for the termination. The President informs the Faculty member that, if
requested in writing within fifteen days, a Faculty hearing committee will convene and
determine whether adequate cause for termination exists. The President also discusses the
procedural rights to be accorded to the Faculty member in the course of the hearing. The
President's letter to the Faculty member is sent by certified mail with return receipt
requested, or a written, dated receipt of the letter will be obtained if the letter is hand
delivered.
If the Faculty member desires a hearing, he or she
informs the President, in writing,
within fifteen days of receipt of the President's notification letter. Failure to so notify the
President of a request for a hearing within fifteen days constitutes a waiver of the right to
a hearing.