ERIC Number: ED212243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Educational Retrenchment: A Model for Institutions of Higher Education.
Ishler, Richard E.
Policies and procedures for retrenchment used at Emporia State University, Kansas, are identified to serve as a model for other colleges and the universities. The procedures are as follows: When a formal, institution-wide program of retrenchment appears necessary, the president will inform the faculty senate when such action is to be initiated and the actions that necessitate it. If the faculty senate does not approve the president's decision, the president will inform the Kansas Board of Regents, and all three interests will meet to discuss the matter. The responsibility for the assignment of unclassified positions within the institution, and the documentation that is needed to make such assignments, are addressed. Criteria for withdrawing unclassified positions, or terminating members of the administrative and teaching faculty, include: the ability of the university to accomplish its stated mission and to continue the quality of its programs and services will be maintained in making such decisions; positions occupied by persons holding temporary appointments will be terminated first; the university will honor the continuing contractual relationship implied by tenure; and decisions will be made in relation to competence, availability of tenured faculty, affirmative action program, and length of service. When staff termination occurs, efforts that will be undertaken to ameliorate temporary weaknesses include: reassignment of tenured staff to other areas in which they are competent; and implementing fractional appointments. Criteria for terminating tenured staff and the details of procedures for retrenchment are covered. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, College Presidents, Dismissal (Personnel), Employment Practices, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Models, Personnel Policy, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, Seniority, State Universities, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Emporia State University KS