2. Procedures for Suspension and Dismissal

a. Suspension: Adopted by resolution of the Board of Trustees, 2 June 2014, amending policies recorded in Trustee minutes of 19 April 1951.

Without limiting or abrogating any of the powers, duties, and privileges granted by the Charter to the Board of Trustees, and without restricting the right of suspension in the first instance residing in the President, the Board of Trustees declares that it is its intention, in case of suspension of a member of the Faculty by the President, to proceed as follows:

Should the Dean of the Faculty determine it is necessary to review the conduct of a Faculty member under this section, the Dean will schedule an initial meeting with the Faculty member to apprise the Faculty member of the circumstances and to offer the Faculty member the opportunity to be heard and to provide additional information.  If, at the conclusion of the Dean of the Faculty’s review, s/he is considering recommending to the President that the Faculty member be suspended, prior to submitting such written recommendation the Dean of the Faculty will again meet with the Faculty member to provide the Faculty member an opportunity to be heard.  After receiving the recommendation from the Dean of the Faculty, the President will request a meeting with the Faculty member.  Following that meeting (or if the Faculty member declines the meeting), if the President accepts the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty, the Faculty member shall receive a written statement from the President giving the reasons for the proposed suspension.  Upon receiving the statement of reasons, the Faculty member shall be entitled, if the Faculty member requests it within a reasonably prompt time, to a hearing before the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal (CCFA), at which time the Faculty member shall have the right to appear and be heard. The CCFA, after considering the case, shall report its opinion, with a statement of the reasons, to the President. If the President decides to continue with the suspension, the President shall report that decision, with a statement of reasons, to a committee of the Board appointed to consider the proposed suspension, with a copy of the statement of reasons provided to the CCFA. Before final action is taken by the Board, the committee of the Board shall meet with the CCFA to discuss the report, at which meeting the Faculty member shall have a right to appear and be heard.

If the Faculty member does not request a hearing before the CCFA, a committee of the Board will be appointed to consider the proposed suspension and submit it to the Board for final action.

b. Dismissal: Adopted by resolution of the Board of Trustees, 2 June 2014, amending policies recorded in Trustee minutes of 15 June 1918.

Without either limiting or abrogating any of the powers, duties, or privileges granted by the Charter to the Board of Trustees, or intending to make any change in the policy which it has followed for many years of upholding the security of academic tenure, the Board of Trustees hereby declares that it is its intention, in case a proposal is brought before it to dismiss from the University a Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor, to proceed as follows:

Should the Dean of the Faculty determine it is necessary to review the conduct of a Faculty member under this section, the Dean will schedule an initial meeting with the Faculty member to apprise the Faculty member of the circumstances and to offer the Faculty member the opportunity to be heard and to provide additional information.  If, at the conclusion of the Dean of the Faculty’s review, s/he is considering recommending to the President that the Faculty member be dismissed, prior to submitting such written recommendation the Dean of the Faculty will again meet with the Faculty member to provide the Faculty member an opportunity to be heard. After receiving the recommendation from the Dean of the Faculty, the President will request a meeting with the Faculty member.  Following that meeting (or if the Faculty member declines the meeting), if the President accepts the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty, the Faculty member shall receive a written statement from the President giving the reasons for the proposed dismissal.  Upon receiving the statement of reasons, the Faculty member shall be entitled, if the Faculty member requests it within a reasonably prompt time, to a hearing before the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal (CCFA), at which time the Faculty member shall have the right to appear and be heard.The CCFA, after considering the case, shall report its opinion, with a statement of the reasons, to the President. If the President decides to continue with the dismissal, the President shall report that decision to a committee of the Board appointed to consider the proposed dismissal, with a copy of the statement of reasons provided to the CCFA. Before final action is taken by the Board, a committee of the Board shall meet with the CCFA to discuss the report, at which meeting the Faculty member shall have a right to appear and be heard.

If the Faculty member does not request a hearing before the CCFA, a committee of the Board will be appointed to consider the proposed dismissal and submit it to the Board for final action.


c. Suspension and Dismissal involving Non-professorial Faculty Ranks

Suspension and dismissal involving all non-professorial Faculty ranks are subject to the same procedural rules and safeguards as described in Sections 2.a and 2.b above.