ERIC Number: ED336003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Involuntary Termination: What If It Happens To You?
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.
This booklet offers advice and information for college or university student affairs officers who have been involuntarily terminated. The document addresses initial responses to the news of termination and suggests buying time and seeking legal advice before signing any agreements, talking to those outside the situation, controlling communication with the press and community and maintaining a professional demeanor. A section on negotiating the terms of departure covers the legal nature of the departure, severance compensation, benefits, public announcements, letters of reference, support services, the nature of any continued institutional relationship and post-settlement agreements. There follows a section of pointers on seeking legal advice including selection of counsel, decision making, and gathering records. A section on maintaining personal and financial well-being suggests remaining active, sharing with family and friends, retaining good health habits, and assessing one's personal financial situation. The next section treats career planning and job searches and touches on networking, establishing a work space, and being honest in letters and resumes. A final section encourages planning ahead for the possibility of involuntary termination by negotiating a multi-year contract, asking for performance evaluations, listening for warning signals, and keeping professional options open. Seven references are offered. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Dismissal (Personnel), Higher Education, Legal Aid, Outplacement Services (Employment), Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Student Personnel Workers
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.