Policy UL-AC03 Faculty Resignations (Formerly UL-HR03)

Main Policy Content

Contents:

  • Purpose
  • Guidelines
  • Notification Requirements
  • Expectations of Teaching Faculty
  • Requests for a Reduction or Waiver of the Notification Requirements

PURPOSE:

To state the University Libraries' position on notification of resignation or retirement by a Libraries' faculty member or academic administrator.

GUIDELINES:

Notification of resignation or retirement by a University Libraries' faculty member or academic administrator shall be given with full consideration for the operational requirements of the Libraries and early enough to obviate serious embarrassment to the institution. 

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum of two months notification is required, and it is expected that the faculty member or academic administrator will negotiate the exact departure date and the use of accrued vacation with his or her supervisor.  A letter of resignation or retirement must be sent to the Dean with copies to Libraries Human Resources and the immediate supervisor. 

EXPECTATIONS OF TEACHING FACULTY:

A teaching faculty member is expected to finish any course or courses in progress. 

REQUESTS FOR A REDUCTION OR WAIVER OF THE NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A faculty member or academic administrator is at liberty to request a reduction or waiver of the notification requirements, but is expected to conform to his/her supervisor's decision on these points.

Effective Date: February 2001

Date Approved: February 19, 2001 (Dean's Library Council)

Revision History (and effective dates):

  • February 2018 - Categorization changed from UL-HRG to UL-ACG to reflect new PSU Academic Policy classification
  • December 2008 – Editorial
  • February 19, 2001 – Supersedes policy dated March 1999
  • March 1999 – New policy

Last Review Date:  November 2009