OF RECORD The
'Just Cause' Procedure
See Almanac, Volume 54, No. 11 (November 6, 2007) for the updated version of this policy.
To the University Community
Since 1992, various committees of the Senate
Executive Committee and a joint Faculty Senate-Administration Task Force
have worked to revise the University's procedures by which alleged misconduct
by faculty members may be investigated and sanctions imposed for just cause.
The goal in these discussions was to simplify and expedite the process that
was in place while ensuring fairness and respect for the rights of the respondent
The policy printed below does just that. It also makes the President the
final decision-maker; provides for the reconsideration of the recommendation
of a major sanction; and combines the procedures for imposing a major sanction
with those used for imposing minor sanctions. The policy also drops the
section on Misconduct in Research, which remains in effect but as a separate
policy. Because Misconduct in Research procedures are heavily dependent
on ever-changing Federal regulations, periodic revision is necessary, and
their incorporation into the just cause policy made it more difficult to
effect that revision quickly and simply.
The revised procedures put forward by the joint Faculty Senate-Administration
Task Force were approved by the Senate Executive Committee on April 2, 1997,
and by a mail ballot of the faculty on May 22, 1997. They subsequently were
reviewed and recommended for adoption by the Academic Policy Committee of
the Trustees on June 19, 1997, and adopted by the Trustees the next day
at their Stated Meeting. The new policy became effective July 1, 1997, and
has been published as section II.E.10 of the Handbook for Faculty and Academic Administrators.
--Stanley Chodorow, Provost
I. Introduction and Definitions
The imposition of a sanction on a faculty member of the University of
Pennsylvania is a rare event. However, when situations that might lead to
such an action arise, they must be handled fairly and expeditiously. It
is essential to have a process that both protects the rights of faculty
members and addresses the legitimate concerns of the University. This policy
replaces the previously existing "Suspension or Termination of Faculty
for Just Cause" (Handbook for Faculty and Academic Administrators
1989, as revised 1991, pages 47-51) and also modifies the "Procedures
of the Senate Committee on Conduct" (Almanac October 31, 1989).
Any cases initiated after this policy is in force, even if the alleged actions
preceded its adoption, will be governed by the procedures prescribed here.
This document simplifies the previous processes and relates them to a Dean's
procedures for imposing minor sanctions. The result is a more coherent and
less cumbersome process.
1. "Charging party"the Provost, a Dean, a Provost's or Dean's
designee who shall be a faculty member of the University, or a Group for
Complaint (Definition No. 6).
2. "Complainant"individual bringing to the attention of a Dean
or the Provost a situation that may call for a sanction (Definition No.
14) against a faculty member (Definition No. 5). The complainant may be
a student or faculty or staff member of the University, or any individual
outside the University who believes that a major infraction (Definition
No. 8) or minor infraction (Definition No. 10) of University behavioral
standards by a faculty member has occurred.
3. "Counsel"an advisor, who may be an attorney.
4. "Dean"the Dean of one of the University's schools.
5. "Faculty member"a member of the standing faculty, or a standing
6. "Group for Complaint"a charging party elected by the standing
faculty of a school, by a secret ballot, from its own tenured professors
which by the fact of its election shall be empowered to take action that
may result in the imposition of a major sanction (Definition No. 9) pursuant
to these procedures. The size of the Group for Complaint shall be determined
by the faculty but shall not be less than three.
7. "Hearing Board"either the University Tribunal or the School
Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (CAFR). The respondent
shall determine whether the Hearing Board will be the University Tribunal
(Definition No. 18) or the School CAFR.
8. "Major infraction of University behavioral standards"an action
involving flagrant disregard of the rules of the University or of the customs
of scholarly communities, including, but not limited to, serious cases of
the following: plagiarism; misuse of University funds; misconduct in research;
repeated failure to meet classes or carry out major assigned duties; harassment
of, improperly providing controlled substances to, or physical assault upon,
a member of the University community; the bringing of charges of major or
minor infractions of University standards against a member of the University
community, knowing these charges to be false or recklessly indifferent to
their truth or falsity; violation of the University's conflict of interest
policy or commission of serious crimes such as, but not limited to, murder
9. "Major sanction"serious penalties that include, but are not
limited to, termination; suspension (Definition No. 15); reduction in academic
base salary; zero salary increases stipulated in advance for a period of
four or more years.
10."Minor infraction of University behavioral standards"an action
involving disregard of the University's rules or of the customs of scholarly
communities that is less serious than a major infraction.
11. "Minor sanction"penalties less serious than a major sanction
that may include, but are not limited to, a private letter of reprimand;
a public letter of reprimand; special monitoring of specific future research,
teaching, supervision of students, or other activities related to the minor
12. "Misconduct in Research Procedures"the "Procedures Regarding
Misconduct in Research" set forth in the current Handbook for Faculty
and Academic Administrators.
13. "Respondent"the faculty member complained against.
14. "Sanction"penalties imposed by the Trustees, the President,
the Provost, or a Dean on a faculty member.
15. "Suspension"temporary removal of all or a substantial portion
of a faculty member's University activities with or without compensation.
16. "Termination"cancellation of a faculty member's appointment
and compensation, as of a certain date.
17. "University Just Cause Panel"a University-wide Panel from
which University Tribunals are chosen. This Panel shall be composed of tenured
professors: twelve from the School of Arts and Sciences; twelve from the
School of Medicine; six each from the School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Wharton School; and
three from each of the remaining schools of the University. They shall be
appointed, for staggered three-year terms except where an appointment is
to complete the term of a person who leaves the panel early. Terms start
on July 1. Appointments may be renewed.
The Chair of the Faculty Senate, after consultation with the Past Chair
and Chair-elect, has the responsibility for designating the members of the
Panel from current or past members of the various School Committees on Academic
Freedom and Responsibility and/or past members of the Senate Committee on
Academic Freedom and Responsibility (SCAFR).
This shall be done in consultation with the current or past chairs of the
various Committees on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, and with due
regard for the need for appropriate diversity on University Tribunals. It
is also the responsibility of the Chair of the Faculty Senate to inform
the prospective members of the Panel about their responsibilities as members
of a Tribunal.
18. "University Tribunal"a body of six tenured professors selected
from the Just Cause Panel to hear evidence in a particular case. No more
than two members of a Tribunal shall hold primary appointments in the same
school. Not less than one of the members shall be from the school of the
respondent. The Tribunal shall be created by the process described below.
That process shall continue until a Tribunal of six that includes at least
one member of the faculty of the school of the respondent can be designated.
Once the members of the Tribunal have been designated, they will then elect
a chair. Members of the Tribunal shall serve until the case is completed
regardless of the termination date of their appointment to the University
Just Cause Panel. The Chair of the Tribunal shall conduct the Tribunal's
business and preside at hearings but not cast votes except to break ties.
Once having served as members of a Tribunal, faculty members are excused
from further membership on the University Just Cause Panel for the remainder
of their terms. The Chair of the Faculty Senate shall designate a faculty
member from the same school to serve the remainder of the term in accordance
with the process described in Definition No. 17.
19. "Working days"shall mean Mondays through Fridays except when
the University is officially closed.
II. Suspension or Termination for Just Cause:
A. Types of Charges
Two types of charges, governed by two separate
but related processes, are covered by these procedures: major infractions
of University behavioral standards and minor infractions of University behavioral
standards. In each situation, appropriate action shall be initiated promptly
by a member of the University administration who shall normally be the Dean
of the school in which the faculty member's primary appointment lies but
who may, in unusual circumstances, be another Dean or the Provost. The Dean
or Provost may act personally or through a delegate.
B. Preliminary Procedures
Should a question arise regarding the possible imposition of a sanction,
the Dean or Provost shall normally interview the respondent in the presence
of any department chair concerned and afford opportunity for informal adjustment
of the matter. If the matter is adjusted informally to the satisfaction
of the Dean or Provost and the respondent, no further proceedings shall
be invoked by them. If the matter is not adjusted informally, the Dean or
Provost shall consult with several tenured members of the University faculty
who are not currently members of the University Just Cause Panel or the
school CAFR. Relying on these consultations, the Dean or Provost shall decide
whether to invoke the just cause procedures in a case involving major infractions
of University behavioral standards, to impose minor sanctions directly in
a case involving minor infractions of University behavioral standards, or
to drop the matter. If the decision is to drop the matter, the Dean or Provost
shall notify the respondent and any complainant in writing.
C. Formation of a Group for Complaint
If the Dean or Provost decides to drop the matter or impose a minor
sanction, no further proceedings shall be initiated with the single exception
of the faculty's prerogative to form a Group for Complaint. If a faculty
has by resolution requested its Dean to examine a situation possibly involving
imposition of a major sanction and within 15 working days following the
date such resolution was adopted, neither the Dean, another Dean, nor the
Provost has either initiated proceedings for imposition of a major sanction
or provided reasons for not initiating such proceedings that are deemed
satisfactory by the faculty, then, within 30 working days, the faculty may
elect from its own members a Group for Complaint. Members of the University
Just Cause Panel and the School CAFR shall withdraw from faculty meetings
when these matters are considered and shall not be eligible for membership
on the Group for Complaint. The secretary of the faculty shall record the
minutes of this meeting and attach as appendices any written information
upon which the faculty's vote to elect the Group was based. If formed, the
Group shall receive this material and promptly conduct an investigation
and may initiate proceedings for imposition of a major sanction if it determines
that there is substantial reason to believe that just cause exists therefor.
A determination by the Group not to initiate further proceedings shall be
reported to the faculty, the Dean, the Provost, the respondent and any complainant,
with the Group's reasons for making such determination, and no further action
shall be taken by the faculty. However, the Group for Complaint may recommend
that the Dean or Provost, where appropriate, impose a minor sanction. If
a Dean, Provost or Group for Complaint decides to pursue the case against
the faculty member, that individual or group shall initiate other proceedings
as described in the remaining sections of this policy.
III. Minor Sanction
A. Imposition by Dean or Provost
If, having consulted with several members
of the tenured faculty, the Dean or Provost concludes that the situation
involves only a minor infraction of University behavioral standards, the
Dean or Provost shall impose a minor sanction on the respondent. He or she
shall notify the respondent of this decision and take the steps necessary
to put the sanction into effect after the two-week time period for the possible
initiation of the mechanisms needed to create a Group for Complaint.
B. Application for Relief to Faculty Grievance Commission
The respondent may apply to the Faculty Grievance Commission for relief
from any minor sanction imposed by the Dean or Provos. However, subsequent
formation of a Group for Complaint requires that the Grievance Commission
cease all activity regarding such relief until a final decision has been
reached concerning a major sanction.
IV. Major Sanction
A. Charging Party Requests Formation of Hearing Board: Respondent's Options
1. If the charging party believes that
a major infraction of University behavioral standards has occurred, the
charging party shall promptly request that the Chair of the Faculty Senate
determine, within three working days, whether the respondent wishes to be
heard by a University Tribunal or the school CAFR. If the respondent chooses
the University Tribunal, the Chair of the Faculty Senate shall prepare a
list of 10 faculty members from the University Just Cause Panel who will
constitute the potential members of the University Tribunal.
2. The 10 potential members are to be drawn from a randomly ordered list
of members of the University Just Cause Panel that is stratified to insure
that at least two shall hold primary appointments from the school of the
respondent and no more than three shall hold primary appointments from a
single school. Only the Chair of the Faculty Senate and the Executive Assistant
to the Faculty Senate Chair shall know the order of the names on this list.
The Chair of the Faculty Senate shall provide the potential members with
copies of these procedures.
B. Charging Party and Respondent Informed of Potential Members of Hearing
If the respondent chooses to be heard by a University Tribunal, the
Chair of the Faculty Senate shall, within 5 working days following the respondent's
choice, provide to the charging party and the respondent an alphabetic listing
of the potential members of the Tribunal.
C. Disqualification of Potential Members of Hearing Board
1. The charging party and the respondent each shall be entitled to move
to disqualify for prejudice any potential member of the Hearing Board. Such
motion shall set forth, in writing, the reasons therefor and shall be delivered
to the Chair of the Faculty Senate if the hearing is to be conducted by
a University Tribunal or to the chair of the School CAFR if the Hearing
is to be conducted by that body not later than 15 working days after the
potential members have been named.
2. Motions to disqualify members of the school CAFR shall be decided by
the remaining members of the committee. If the remaining members decide
that disqualification is proper, an alternate member, if any is available,
shall serve as a substitute for the disqualified member. If an alternate
member is not available, the remaining members shall select a substitute.
3. If the respondent has chosen to be heard by a University Tribunal, the
Chair of the Faculty Senate shall convene the potential members of the Tribunal
after the deadline for motions to disqualify has passed, but no later than
25 working days after the potential members have been named. The potential
members shall immediately elect a pro tempore chair from those members who
are not named in a motion to disqualify. These members shall decide, by
majority vote, whether to disqualify the members named in the motions. The
pro tempore chair shall provide the list of potential members who have not
been disqualified to the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Chair of the Faculty
Senate will designate the six of the remaining eligible members who rank
highest on the randomized list as the University Tribunal for this case.
D. Members of University Tribunal Named
If more than four members of the group or all members of the faculty
of the school of the respondent are disqualified, the Chair of the Faculty
Senate shall, without identifying those who were not excused, provide an
additional list of four more than the number excused, in the manner provided
in paragraphs IV.A., B., and C.
E. Hearing Board Determines Whether to Proceed
1. Once the composition of the Hearing Board is determined, the charging
party shall promptly send to the Chair of the Hearing Board, the respondent
and the Dean and Provost a written statement which sets forth in as much
detail as is practicable the grounds for the complaint and for the recommendation
of a major sanction. In the case of misconduct in research, the report of
the formal investigation committee issued under the Misconduct in Research
Procedures shall be included. The notice to the respondent shall be by certified
mail. To determine whether formal hearings shall take place, the Hearing
Board shall immediately consider the statement from the charging party,
consult the relevant documents, and afford the charging party opportunity
to present oral and written argument, but shall not hold a hearing to receive
2. If the Hearing Board concludes that the grounds stated, if true, would
clearly not constitute just cause for imposition of a major sanction, it
shall issue a report to that effect, sending copies to the charging party,
the President, any complainant, and the respondent. The substance of the
complaint shall not be the basis of any further proceedings with respect
to major sanctions. However, the Hearing Board may remand the case to the
Dean or Provost for further proceedings or actions in accordance with paragraph
III.A. that relates to a minor sanction.
3. If the Hearing Board concludes that the grounds stated, if true, might
constitute just cause for the imposition of a major sanction, and it believes
that there is probable cause that in further proceedings the grounds stated
will be found to be true, it shall conduct such proceedings as hereinafter
4. The Hearing Board shall normally issue its determination within 15 working
days of receiving the complaint, unless circumstances clearly warrant a
delay, in which case the record shall detail reasons for the delay.
F. Notification of Right to a Hearing
If further proceedings are conducted, the Chair of the Hearing Board
shall send to the respondent, by certified mail, written notice that the
respondent may preserve the right to a hearing by notifying the Hearing
Board's Chair, in writing, within 15 working days following the respondent's
receipt of such notice. The Hearing Board may at its discretion and in exceptional
circumstances, grant a short extension of this time period at the respondent's
request and upon a showing of good cause. The charging party shall supply
to the Chair of the Hearing Board a summary statement of the evidence to
be presented by the charging party, including a list of witnesses, copies
of relevant extracts from the Statutes and standing resolutions of the Trustees
of the University of Pennsylvania, a copy of these procedures, and copies
of any other University documents that are relevant to the respondent's
procedural rights in this matter. The Chair of the Hearing Board shall furnish
these documents with the notice to the respondent.
G. Hearing Board Procedure in the Absence of Participation by Respondent
If the respondent does not request a hearing, the charging party shall
nevertheless present evidence to the Hearing Board. The Hearing Board shall
then make a written report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations
and send a copy of its report and a transcript of the testimony prepared
as in paragraph IV.I. below to the charging party and the respondent within
20 working days following the receipt of the charging party's evidence.
If the Hearing Board concludes that the charging party has not shown clear
and convincing evidence of just cause for the imposition of a major sanction,
no major sanction may be imposed, and the substance of the complaint shall
not be the basis for any further proceedings with respect to major sanctions.
However, based on clear and convincing evidence of a minor infraction, the
Hearing Board may recommend that the Dean or Provost impose a minor sanction
and he or she will normally implement that recommendation. If the Hearing
Board concludes that the charging party has shown clear and convincing evidence
of just cause for the imposition of a major sanction, the Hearing Board
shall promptly send to the President a copy of its report recommending the
major sanction and a transcript of the testimony.
H. Hearing Board Procedure when Respondent Participates
If the respondent requests a hearing before the Hearing Board, the Chair
of the Hearing Board shall notify the charging party and the respondent
in writing of the date and place of the hearing, within 5 working days following
the receipt of the respondent's request. The hearing shall be held at the
earliest date that is practicable to the respondent, charging party and
Hearing Board, and ordinarily no more than three months from the notification
date. Delay of the hearing beyond three months from the notification date
shall require a written request to the Hearing Board from the charging party
or respondent, and be granted only if the Hearing Board deems that more
time is required. Not less than 15 working days prior to the date of the
hearing, the respondent shall provide to the Chair of the Hearing Board
a written answer to the charging party's statement of the grounds for the
complaint and for the recommendation of a major sanction.
I. Procedures During a Hearing
Hearings shall be private with two exceptions. The respondent shall
have the right to invite as observers representatives of national professional
academic associations concerned with matters of academic freedom and tenure.
Other observers may be invited to attend if the charging party, the respondent
and the Chair of the Hearing Board consent. A transcript of the hearing
shall be made at the expense of the University. The charging party has the
burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that there is just cause
for imposition of a major sanction against the respondent. Both the respondent
and the charging party may appear personally throughout the hearing; both
may have the assistance of counsel. The Hearing Board shall afford the respondent
and the charging party the opportunity to present oral and written argument.
The respondent and the charging party shall have the right to confront the
witnesses and to question them personally or through counsel. They may call
witnesses and shall receive the cooperation of the University administration
in securing the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such
documents as may be relevant. The extent of document production shall be
determined by the Hearing Board. The Hearing Board may permit the use of
electronic or other means, such as telephone conference calls, in lieu of
the appearance of witnesses.
J. Report of Hearing Board and Objections of Respondent
1. Upon concluding the hearings, the Hearing Board shall deliberate
privately. It shall determine solely upon the basis of information presented
at the hearings whether or not the charging party has established by clear
and convincing evidence that a major infraction has occurred. If so, the
Hearing Board shall recommend what the major sanction should be. Decisions
shall require a majority of the members participating. If the Hearing Board
determines that just cause for the imposition of a major sanction has not
been established, no major sanction may be recommended. In that event, the
Hearing Board may recommend a minor sanction if it determines that a minor
infraction has occurred.
2. The Hearing Board shall conclude its deliberations promptly and send
to the President a written report in which it shall set forth its findings,
conclusions, recommendations, and a transcript of the hearings. Copies of
these documents shall also be sent to the respondent by certified mail,
and to the charging party, and the Dean and/or Provost.
3. The respondent may request a reconsideration of the sanction by submitting
a written statement to the Chair of the Hearing Board within 5 days of the
receipt of the panel's recommendation. In the event of such a request, the
Chair shall reconvene the Hearing Board within 5 days of the receipt of
the request and hear statements from both the complainant and the respondent,
delivered either personally or through counsel. The Hearing Board may, by
majority vote, elect to recommend an increased or a decreased sanction;
if the Board votes not to change its recommendation, the initial recommendation
remains in force. The Chair of the Hearing Board shall communicate its recommendation
to the President and to the respondent in writing no later than 5 days after
the hearing on the request for reconsideration of sanction.
4. In either case the respondent may, within 30 working days following the
receipt of the documents (i.e., 30 days, including the 15 days allowed for
a reconsideration of sanction), send to the President any objections to
the findings, conclusions or recommendations of the Hearing Board.
K. President's Actions
1. The President, relying only upon the materials forwarded by the Hearing
Board and objections submitted by the respondent, shall normally accept
the Hearing Board's recommendations.
2. The President may depart from the Hearing Board's recommendations only
in exceptional circumstances and only after consulting the individuals then
serving as the Chair, Past Chair and Chair-elect of the Faculty Senate ("the
three Chairs"). Permissible departures are limited to (a) discontinuance
of the proceedings for failure of proof and (b) the reduction in the severity
of a sanction. When a departure is proposed, the President shall send to
the three Chairs all of the documents received from the Hearing Board and
the respondent and shall secure their views before taking action. Should
any of the three Chairs be unable to serve, the other two Chairs shall select
a replacement from the available former Chairs of the Faculty Senate.
3. If the proceedings are discontinued, the substance of the complaint shall
not be the basis for any further proceedings with respect to major sanctions.
4. The President may request reconsideration of the sanction recommended
by a hearing board by submitting a written statement to the Chair of the
Hearing Board within 5 days of the receipt of the panel's recommendation
and the respondent's objections. In the event of such a request, the Chair
shall reconvene the Hearing Board within 5 days of the receipt of the request
and hear statements from both the President and the respondent, delivered
either personally or through counsel. The Hearing Board may, by majority
vote, elect to recommend an increased or a decreased sanction; if the Board
votes not to change its recommendation, the initial recommendation remains
in force. The Chair of the Hearing Board shall communicate its recommendation
to the President and to the respondent in writing no later than 5 days after
the hearing on the request for reconsideration of sanction.
5. The President may remand the matter to the Hearing Board because there
has been a significant defect in procedure. If the matter is remanded to
the Hearing Board, the President shall send to the Hearing Board the respondent's
objections, if any. The Hearing Board shall reconvene, take steps to repair
any procedural defects, and hold an additional hearing, if needed, granting
to the parties those procedural rights provided in paragraph IV.I.. The
Hearing Board shall then send a second report to the President, along with
the transcript of any second hearing, with copies to the respondent by certified
mail, and to the charging party and the Dean and/or Provost.
6. Within 10 days of the receipt of the materials forwarded by the Hearing
Board, the President shall send to all interested parties a letter stating
his or her decision and the reasons. The President's decision, except a
decision to remand or a decision that is the subject of an appeal under
paragraph IV.L., is final within the University.
L. Appeal of President's Decision
If the respondent objects that there has been a significant defect in
procedure but the President declines to remand the matter to the Hearing
Board under paragraph IV.K.4., the respondent may appeal on that ground
in writing to SCAFR. The President shall promptly forward to SCAFR all of
the documents upon which the decision was made. SCAFR shall review the documents
forwarded by the President and the respondent's written statement of appeal
and shall decide the appeal within 30 working days of the receipt of the
documents. If SCAFR finds that there has been a significant defect in procedure,
it shall remand the matter to the Hearing Board for further proceedings
in accordance with paragraph IV.K.5. Otherwise, the President's decision
shall be final.
If the Hearing Board recommends that the respondent's appointment be
terminated, it shall also recommend a date of termination and a date of
termination of salary and benefits, which cannot be more than one year beyond
the date of the President's final action.
N. Hearing Board Records
On the completion of the case the Hearing Board shall transfer all of
its records to the office of the Faculty Senate. These records shall be
stored in a locked file. The Chair, Past Chair and Chair-elect of the Faculty
Senate, are responsible for obtaining and maintaining these records.
V. Interim Suspension
A faculty member shall not be suspended
prior to the conclusion of proceedings under this policy unless continuance
poses a threat of immediate harm to the faculty member or others. Any such
suspension shall be with salary. A Dean's decision to suspend a faculty
member shall be accompanied by a concise statement of the factual assumptions
on which it is based and the grounds for concluding that the faculty member's
continuance threatens immediate harm. Such a decision should be made only
after consultation with the school CAFR, which should, whenever possible,
afford the faculty member an opportunity to be heard, and to present evidence
why interim suspension should not be imposed.
VI. General Matters
A. No Public Statements When Proceedings Are in Progress
To preserve the integrity of the process,
members of the University community should avoid public statements about
charges and proceedings that involve minor or major sanctions until the
proceedings have been completed.
B. Actions When Charges Are Unfounded
If final action under Section IV completely exonerates the respondent,
the University shall reimburse that individual for the reasonable costs
and expenses, including attorney fees, incurred in his or her defense. In
that event the administration should also attempt to ameliorate any damage
wrongly done to the reputation of the respondent or of any complainant,
provided that the complainant acted in good faith. If it appears that the
complainant did not act in good faith, the administration shall investigate
and take appropriate action.
C. Statements Following a Minor Sanction
If the respondent has been subjected to a minor sanction, the Dean or
Provost, after consultation with the President and discussion with the Chair
of the Faculty Senate, may publicize this fact.
D. Statements Following a Major Sanction
If the respondent has been subjected to a major sanction, the President,
after informal discussion with the Chair, Past Chair and Chair-elect of
the Faculty Senate, shall publish in Almanac a statement describing
the case and its disposition in appropriate detail.
Aide Memoir: Initialization of Panels
The following statement shall be sent to the Chair of the Faculty Senate
on approval of this policy:
Initially, one-third of the members of the University Just Cause Panel
chosen from each school shall serve for one year, one-third for two years
and one-third for three years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for
three-year terms, except where appointments are made to complete the terms
of persons who leave the panel before the end of their terms.
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