Appointment Termination

Continuous

Continuous Appointments (tenure appointments) may be terminated only for adequate cause, retirement for age or disability, bona fide discontinuance of a program or department, or extraordinary circumstances because of financial exigency. Before any termination for cause may occur, it shall be necessary to submit the matter to the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee in the manner provided in Section 4.14.2 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents.

Health Profession Appointments

Each appointment will terminate at the end of its stated term if written notice of non-reappointment is given to the appointee by the appropriate administrative officer or by the board in accordance with requirements established in Section 4.4.7 subsections (a), (b), & (c) of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. - See table below

If written notice is not given to the appointee by the appropriate administrative officer or by the Board, as indicated in the table below, the appointment shall be extended for a period of 12 months. (Section 4.4.7 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska)

# of Years on a Health Professions Contract Non-Reappointment Notification Requirements
<1 Year Not less than 3 months in advance of the termination
> 1 Year but<2 Years Not less than 6 months in advance of the termination
> 2 Years Not less than 12 months in advance of the termination

When the University notifies a person holding a Health Professions Faculty Appointment that his or her appointment will not be renewed at the expiration of the term stated, the appointee shall:

  1. Have the opportunity to request a reconsideration by any individual or group making a recommendation or decision not to renew such an appointment and to offer evidence for that reconsideration.
  2. Have the right to petition the Grievance Committee, if one is established at his or her major administrative unit pursuant to Section 4.13.1, and upon such petitioning shall have the rights provided by Section 4.13.2.

Special Appointments

If a termination date is specified in the appointment document, a Special Appointment terminates as stated. If no date of termination is indicated in the appointment document, the appointment continues in effect until either party gives the other a 90-day notice of termination. (Regents Bylaws 4.4.1)

A Special Appointment may be terminated prior to the expiration of the stated term, or with less than 90 days notice by the University if no term is stated, only for adequate cause, retirement for age or disability, bona fide discontinuance of a program or department, or extraordinary circumstances because of financial exigency. The President or Chancellor, as appropriate, shall be empowered to approve appeal and grievance procedures that will insure to staff with respect to termination of their non-faculty special appointments the rights similar to those provided by Section 4.13.2 and 4.14.2 of the Bylaws to staff with respect to termination of faculty appointments. (Regents Bylaws 4.7.1)

Termination of Appointments for Financial Exigency or Because of Discontinuance of a Program or Department

When any type of appointment is terminated because of financial exigency or discontinuance of a program or department, whether the termination is effective on or before the date stated for termination in the written appointment contract, the University shall give notice of termination as soon as possible, and shall make reasonable efforts to notify affected persons twelve (12) months prior to the effective date of termination. In such a case, the released faculty member's place may not be filled by a replacement within a period of two years unless the released faculty member has been offered reappointment and a reasonable time within which to accept or decline it. (Regents Bylaws 4.12)

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