201.88

Notice of Non-reappointment

Applies to: Instructional faculty with the exception of those covered by a collective bargaining agreement
  1. Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to define the minimum requirements for giving notice of non-reappointment to non-bargained-for instructional faculty. A school or college may establish written procedures to provide for earlier notice.

    Instructional activities by their nature require planning and commitments for a reasonable period of time into the future. Neither the interests of the University nor those of the individual instructional faculty member are well served by unplanned abrupt changes in the mutual commitment implicit in an instructional appointment. To this end, the University provides the following commitments as to the Notice of Non-reappointment that it will provide to instructional appointees, and would expect that individuals deciding to end their instructional relationship with the University would provide their department or unit appropriate notice.

  2. Standards

    All term appointments are considered terminal upon the completion of the terms and conditions of the appointment. However, for regular instructional faculty members who are on the tenure track but are not yet tenured, it is the University’s intent to notify these individuals of non-reappointment according to the guidelines below1.

    For clinical instructional faculty, there may be an expectation of reappointment. Where such an expectation exists, it is the University’s intent to notify these individuals of non-reappointment according to the guidelines below.

    For non-bargained-for supplemental faculty (i.e., adjunct instructional faculty, adjunct clinical faculty, visiting instructional faculty, and visiting clinical instructional faculty at appointment fractions of less than 50%2), notice of non-reappointment is not required.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY WITHOUT TENURE CLINICAL INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND LECTURERS (NON-BARGAINED FOR)
Length of Appointment and Term In Which It Will End Required Notice of Non-Reappointment
Less than one year in appointment No later than three (3) months before the date on which the faculty member’s appointment will end
More than one year but less than two years in appointment, and appointment will be terminated at the end of Term II (Winter Term) By December 15 of the faculty member’s final academic year in the appointment
More than one year but less than two years in appointment, and appointment will be terminated on a date other than at the end of Term II (Winter Term) No later than the date that would provide the faculty member with five (5) months’ advance notice of the termination date
More than two years in a single appointment OR more than two years in a combination of two or more appointments held continuously over two or more years, and the appointment will be terminated at the end of Term II (Winter Term) By September 15 of the faculty member’s final academic year in the appointment
More than two years in a single appointment OR more than two years in a combination of two or more appointments held continuously over two or more years, and the appointment will be terminated on a date other than at the end of Term II (Winter Term) No later than the date that would provide the faculty member with nine (9) months’ advance notice of the termination date
NON-BARGAINED-FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FACULTY
(Adjunct Instructional Faculty, Adjunct Clinical Faculty,
Visiting Instructional Faculty, and Visiting Clinical Instructional Faculty)
Length of Appointment and Term In Which It Will End Required Notice of Non-Reappointment
Any number of years ending in any term No notice of non-reappointment is required

1  For tenure-track faculty in their sixth year of appointment, see also SPG Section 201.13, Rules Concerning Regents’ Bylaw 5.09, Tenure, Tenure Review, and Joint or Partial Tenure Appointments.

2  Also see SPG Section 201.34-1 Classification of Instructional Faculty

Procedures: http://www.hr.umich.edu/procedures/spg201-88.htm

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SPG Number
201.88
Date Issued
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Applies To
Instructional faculty with the exception of those covered by a collective bargaining agreement
Owner
University Human Resources and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Primary Contact
University Human Resources and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs