Faculty Personnel Policies
B5 Resignations and Nonreappointments
- According to generally accepted ethical principles for faculty
recruitment, faculty members may terminate their appointments effective
at the end of an academic year, provided that they give notice
in writing at the earliest possible opportunity, but not later
than May 15 or thirty days after receiving notification of terms
of employment for the following year, whichever date occurs later. A
faculty member may ask the administration to waive this requirement
in case of hardship, but should comply with their decision.
- Nonreappointment of Probationary
- All contracts offered to regular faculty who have not yet
completed the probationary period and have not yet obtained
tenure at Hope College are for one year only (see B2.a1). Each year during the probationary
period the departmental chairperson completes a written evaluation of
the faculty member's performance and at the end of three years the dean
completes a comprehensive written evaluation. At any point during
the probationary period, if the faculty member's performance is deemed
unsatisfactory, the tenured faculty of the department may be convened
to consider whether to recommend non-reappointment. If the departmental
chairperson and the tenured faculty recommend non-reappointment, the
faculty member will be informed of this recommendation and the reasons
for it (in writing, if s/he requests), and be given opportunity to present
his/her case to the dean. If the dean subsequently recommends
non-reappointment and the Provost concurs, the Provost will
issue the notice of non-reappointment in accord with the guidelines
in subsection b2 below.
- Thereafter, as a last resort, the faculty member may request
to have his/her case heard by the Status Committee, which will
make a recommendation to the President. The decision of the
President shall be final.
- In accordance with the AAUP "Standards for Notice of Non-Reappointment," notice
of nonreappointment shall be given in writing under the following
- Not later than March 1 of the first academic year of service,
if the appointment expires at the end of that year; or, if a
appointment terminates during an academic year, at least three
months in advance of its termination.
- Not later than December 15 of
the second academic year of service, if the appointment expires at
the end of that year; of, if an appointment terminates during an
academic year, at least six months in advance of its termination.
- At least
twelve months before the expiration of an appointment after two
or more years in the institution.