Termination of Fixed-Term Faculty Members
COM Procedure: Letters of termination to fixed-term faculty members are sent by the Department Chair to the faculty member. The letter should be received by March 1 of the academic year to give the faculty member at least four months to seek another position. The termination date noted in these letters should be June 30 during the last year of the current contract (most contracts are for one academic year). The Department Chair should meet with the faculty member to discuss any reasons for the termination, willingness to provide a letter of recommendation, etc. The Department Chair should not conduct the annual HR-40 review with a terminated faculty member.