Policy Number: 
30

CONCORD UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Policy No. 30
Faculty Termination Due to Reduction or Discontinuance of an Existing Program
 
Section 1.        GENERAL
1.1       Scope: This policy establishes the process for faculty termination because of a reduction or discontinuance of an existing program as a result of program review.
1.2       Authority: HEPC Procedural Rule Series 9
1.3       Effective Date: October 3, 2006
1.4       Approved by: CU Board of Governors, September 12, 2006
Section 2.        PURPOSE
2.1       To establish the process for faculty termination because of a reduction or discontinuance of an existing program.
2.2.      Reduction or discontinuance of an existing program is result of the review of the program in accordance with CUBOG Policy 5.
Section 3.        PROCESS FOR FACULTY TERMINATION
3.1.      A tenured or tenure-track faculty member’s appointment may be terminated because of the reduction or discontinuance of an existing program at Concord University as a result of a review of the program, in accordance with CUBOG Policy 5, provided no other program or position requiring equivalent competency exists.
3.1.1.   If, within two years following the reduction or discontinuance of a program, a position becomes available for which the faculty member is qualified, Concord University shall make every effort to extend first refusal to the faculty member so terminated.
3.1.2.   Every effort will be made to reassign an individual to instructional or non-instructional duties commensurate with the faculty member’s training and experience.
3.1.3.   When financially possible, offers of release time or leaves of absence will be made to enable terminated faculty to acquire capabilities in areas of service to Concord University.
3.1.4.   When financially possible, faculty development programs and funds will be used to facilitate this acquisition of new qualifications.
3.2       Notice of non-retention
3.2.1.   Concord University shall initiate proceedings by giving a faculty member written notice of such non-retention by certified mail, return receipt requested.
3.2.2.   Formal notification for tenured and tenure-track faculty shall occur consistent with HEPC Policy 9, Section 10.

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