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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
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as the Board of Trustees’ final decision on declaring exigency must include consultation with the
Faculty Review Committee. If the President decides to recommend to the Board of Trustees the
declaration of a state of financial exigency, the Faculty Review Committee shall be immediately
notified. If the Faculty Review Committee’s recommendation concerning the declaration of
financial exigency differs from that of the President, both recommendations shall be submitted to
the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Review Committee shall keep the Faculty informed either
through normal committee processes and reports at regularly scheduled Faculty meetings or such
other means as the Committee deems appropriate.
III.B.9.b. Role of Faculty Review Committee During Financial Exigency
When a state of financial exigency is declared by the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Review
Committee will confer with the President and the Provost to establish the criteria to be applied by
the President and the Provost in achieving a reduction in force, shall monitor the application of
the criteria, and report as regularly as possible to the Faculty regarding the extent and nature of
the measures taken. A reduction in force is the termination of Faculty members following from a
selective reduction in Faculty positions and/or reduction or curtailment of academic departments
or programs.
Upon a declaration of a state of financial exigency by the Board of Trustees, the provisions for
reassignment or termination of Faculty appointments below are in effect.
III.B.9.c. Termination of Appointment Due to Discontinuance of an Academic Department
or Program Necessitated by Financial Exigency
The
applicable
procedures established in Section III.B.8.
c.
shall be followed.
The College shall
follow established procedures of notification as set forth in section III.B.4.b. of this Handbook.
III.B.9.d. Termination of Appointment Due to Reduction in Force Necessitated By Financial
Exigency
When, upon the consideration of the recommendations of the President and a duly constituted
Faculty Review Committee, the Board of Trustees declares a state of financial exigency, the
College may take extraordinary action to alleviate the financial shortfall or other emergency
requiring a reduction in institutional costs, using the procedures set forth below. Such action may
include a reduction in force, as defined in III.B.9.b.
i. Procedures for a Reduction in Force
Upon declaration of a financial exigency, the President and the Provost, in consultation
with a duly constituted Faculty Review Committee shall establish the criteria and
formulate a plan for the reduction in force required to alleviate the financial shortfall or
other emergency requiring a reduction in institutional costs. In formulating such a plan,
the retention of a viable academic program shall be the first consideration. The plan shall
identify academic and administrative units to be reduced or eliminated. If the Faculty
Review Committee, the President, and the Provost are unable to agree on a plan, the
decision of the President is final. The Committee shall submit a report summarizing the
substance of the disagreement to the Faculty. Where reduction of an academic
department or program is planned, the extent of the required reduction shall be specified
in the plan, but the manner in which such reduction is to be achieved shall be determined
in consultation between the Provost, the Council of Chairs, and the directors of any
additional affected programs. To the fullest extent possible, and subject to the College’s
need to retain faculty members qualified to teach or otherwise fulfill the overall academic
program’s remaining role and obligations, reduction shall first take place from among