157.92 Resignation

Created by: Dana Trebing on 05/16/2003
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 50 - Faculty Status
Originator: Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 157.92
Adoption Date: 08/21/2009
Reviewed for Currency: 08/21/2009
Replaces File: 157.92
Date of Origin: 11/24/1975
Classification: Faculty
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157.92 Resignation


A. Background

Turnover in faculty may be advantageous for both the University and individual faculty members. Since the departure of a faculty member may cause disruption in the academic program and make adjustments necessary, it is desirable that the resignation of a faculty member conform to a clear standard of practice.


B. Policy

The faculty member who plans to resign should give adequate notice to the University.


C. Guidelines

1. Faculty members should give the department chair and Dean of the Faculty written notice of resignation not later than April 15 or thirty (30) days after receiving their contract renewal, whichever is later.

2. In those unusual circumstances in which faculty may consider another position later than the above dates, they should discuss the matter with the department chair or Dean of the Faculty before entering serious discussions with another institution or agency.

3. Resignation later than April 15 or thirty (30) days after notice of terms for continued employment at Furman should occur only when the Dean of the Faculty has agreed in writing to waive this requirement.

4. A faculty member should leave his or her position during the academic year only after a temporary or permanent replacement has been secured and after receiving written approval from the Dean of the Faculty.