ERIC Number: ED059658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-8
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Statement on Financial Exigency and Staff Reduction.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
This paper presents 7 guidelines that may be used in situations where curtailment or elimination of programs may be necessary for reasons of financial exigency. The guidelines are: (1) administrators and faculty policy groups should consult widely with their colleagues, students, and others in the college community; (2) appropriate financial information, student-faculty ratios, qualitative program and course evaluations and other pertinent information should be used to support a case of financial exigency; (3) in cases where faculty appointments are to be terminated, timely notice of termination must be given for appropriate financial compensation to be made; (4) faculty members must have an opportunity to be heard by those who will make the staff reduction decisions; (5) if an appointment is terminated before the end of the period of appointment, the released faculty member's place must not be filled within a period of 2 years unless the released faculty member has been offered reappointment; (6) tenured members of the faculty should be retained in preference to probationary appointees; (7) early retirement and transfer from full- to part-time service may be acceptable alternatives to termination. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared and endorsed by the AAC Commission on Institutional Affairs, and reviewed and adopted by the AAC Board of Directors