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3.3.9 Proceedings in Faculty Academic Freedom, Dismissal, and Non-reappointment Cases

Individual rights and institutional integrity require that a procedure be established for handling faculty dismissal and non-reappointment cases when they arise at Illinois State University. General guidelines for this procedure of academic due process are set forth in:

  1. "Governing Policy for the Regency Universities of the State of Illinois," Board of Regents, Springfield, Illinois, May 4, 1969. Article IV, Sections 3 and 5 deal with academic freedom and tenure.
  2. "Bylaws of the Board of Regents," Board of Regents, Springfield, Illinois, May 4, 1969. Section 2-B-3 specifies the powers and duties of the Board with regard to employment and removal of academic personnel. Other sections are either directly or indirectly related to this power.
  3. "Illinois State University Constitution," Article III Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 deal with the topics of concern to this policy statement.
  4. "Bylaws of Illinois State University."
  5. "Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure," AAUP Bulletin, Summer, 1963. (Ratified by major professional organizations.)
  6. "Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings," AAUP Bulletin, Spring, 1964.
  7. "Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments," AAUP Bulletin, Spring, 1970.

The general policy of Illinois State University shall be to assure thorough and careful deliberation by elected members of the faculty prior to dismissal of a faculty member and/or cases of nonreappointment involving issues of academic freedom.

See also current specific procedures on file in Academic Senate Office.

Initiating body: Academic Senate

Contact: Vice President and Provost (309-438-7018)

Revised on: 08/1999

2018-01-29T14:21:10.799-06:00 2018