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FAC 4.C.2. Reconsideration Procedures.

 

(1)   Request for reasons. Within ten calendar days of receiving notice of nonrenewal from the initial level of review, the Provost and Vice Chancellor or the Chancellor, a faculty member may request written reasons for the nonrenewal from the level that made the nonrenewal decision (initial level of review, Provost or Chancellor). The reasons shall refer specifically to the unit, college, and university criteria which were not met. Such reasons shall be provided within ten calendar days of the receipt of the request and shall become part of the faculty member’s personnel file.

(2)   Reconsideration levels.

(a)   Initial level of review. If the nonrenewal decision has been made by the initial level of review, the faculty member shall have twenty calendar days from receipt of the nonrenewal notice or ten calendar days from receipt of the written reasons for the decision (if requested) to request reconsideration. The request shall include reasons the faculty member feels reconsideration is warranted, including responses to the reasons given by the initial level of review for nonrenewal if reasons were requested. A copy of the request should be filed with the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor. After receiving a request for reconsideration, the chair of the initial level of review will consult with the faculty member to schedule reconsideration proceedings as soon as it is practical to do so.

(b)   Provost and Vice Chancellor. If the nonrenewal decision has been made by the Provost and Vice Chancellor, the faculty member shall have twenty calendar days from receipt of the nonrenewal notice or ten calendar days from receipt of the written reasons for the decision (if requested) to request reconsideration.  The request shall include reasons the faculty member feels reconsideration is warranted, including responses to the reasons given by the Provost for nonrenewal if reasons were requested.  After receiving a request for reconsideration, the Provost will consult with the faculty member to schedule reconsideration proceedings as soon as it is practical to do so.

(c)   Chancellor. If the nonrenewal decision has been made by the Chancellor, the faculty member shall have twenty calendar days from receipt of the nonrenewal notice or ten calendar days from receipt of the written reasons for the decision (if requested) to request reconsideration. The request shall include reasons the faculty member feels reconsideration is warranted, including responses to the reasons given by the Chancellor for nonrenewal if reasons were requested.  After receiving a request for reconsideration, the Chancellor will consult with the faculty member to schedule reconsideration proceedings as soon as it is practical to do so.

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