Policy Title

Faculty Due Process

Statement

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Scope

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Policy Number:2.55
Effective Date:01 - 01 - 2007
Date Reviewed: 01 - 01 - 2007
Last Review Date:
Responsible Official: Academic Affairs
Responsible Office:
Contact Information:

Academic Affairs

115 Tillman Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733

803/323-2220

academicaffairs@winthrop.edu

Definitions

1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

A faculty member who has tenure or whose appointment has not expired may be dismissed for adequate cause and after proceedings that guarantee the faculty member’s right to due process. In dismissal proceedings, and when used in this document, “adequate cause” shall be restricted to violations of the General Conduct Policy and to demonstrated incompetence or dishonesty in teaching or research, substantial and manifest neglect of duty, moral turpitude, or physical or mental incapacity, which substantially impairs the individual’s fulfillment of his/her institutional responsibilities. The prima facie burden of proof rests upon the institution.


Teachers on continuous appointment who are dismissed for adequate cause shall receive no salary after notice of the final decision of the President.


Termination of a continuous appointment because of financial exigency or change of institutional program shall be demonstrably bona fide.


For faculty grievances and appeals see Academic Affairs website

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