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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
III.B.7.j. Compensation Upon Termination For Cause
The College reserves the authority to determine what, if any, compensation will be paid
to a tenured or tenure-track Faculty member whose employment is terminated for cause.
Faculty members who are not either tenured or on tenure track are not eligible for
compensation in the event of termination for cause. The College shall not pay salary in
severance to any terminated Faculty member whose cause for termination involves moral
turpitude or similar reprehensible conduct. The College will be mindful of the AAUP
suggest either salary or notice equal to three months, six months, or twelve months
depending on the Faculty member’s length of service to the College. The College shall
consider the circumstances of the case including the cause for termination, the immediacy
of the discharge itself, the length of service and the tenured or non-tenured status of the
terminated Faculty member in deciding whether any notice or salary continuation is to be
granted and, in either case, how much is granted. The College’s decision on notice
and/or severance pay in the event of termination for cause is not subject to further review.
III.B.8. Discontinuance of an Academic Program or Department and Terminations Due to
Educational Considerations
The decision to discontinue an academic program or department of instruction shall be based solely on
educational considerations. Any decision to discontinue an academic program or department shall be
based on long range judgments that the educational mission of the college will be enhanced and the
liberal arts core of the curriculum maintained by the discontinuance. The costs of maintaining the
program, as well as the revenue generated by and available to support the program, shall be considered.
The potential costs associated with relocation and retraining of Faculty, as well as termination of Faculty
with continuing contracts, should also be considered in the decision making process. When the Provost
proposes the discontinuance of an academic program or department, the Provost shall inform the
members of the affected department or program and notify the Faculty Advisory Committee, which shall
constitute a Faculty Review Committee in accordance with the following paragraph.
III.B.8.a. Constituting a Faculty Review Committee
Upon notification, the Faculty Advisory Committee shall notify the chairs of the other elected
committees of the Faculty (Promotion and Tenure, Faculty Development, and Curriculum and
Standards). Each elected committee shall designate two faculty members to serve on a Faculty
Review Committee. No Faculty member from a department or program proposed for
discontinuance shall serve on the committee. Additionally, no Faculty member from a department
or program housed or served by the department or program being proposed for discontinuance
shall serve on the Faculty Review Committee. When duly constituted a Faculty Review
Committee shall adopt both the form of organization and the procedures the members deem
appropriate to address the issues before it. The Faculty Review Committee represents the Faculty
to ensure that in the case of a proposed discontinuance of a department or program, educational
considerations are the basis for any decision.
III.B.8.b. Procedures for Discontinuance of an Academic Program or Department
The Faculty of the affected department or program and the Faculty Review Committee shall be
informed of the basis for the proposed discontinuance. Faculty members in the affected
department or program shall have the right to submit a report and appear before the Faculty
Review Committee before a final decision to discontinue is reached. The affected program or