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POLICY AND PROCEDURE ON RESCISSION OF AN UNTENURED OR NON-TENURE TRACK FACULTY APPOINTMENT

The University, by action of the Provost, may rescind a faculty member's appointment for a material misrepresentation made in the course of seeking a University appointment. A material misrepresentation includes, but is not limited to, claiming academic degrees not earned, claiming publications not authored, failure to disclose professional-level employment, falsifying other significant aspects of prior employment or personal history, and fabrication of references.

Requests for the rescission of an appointment shall be made by the Dean to the Provost. The faculty member shall be advised, in writing, of the grounds for rescission by the Dean and shall be provided an opportunity to confer with the Provost in advance of any rescission action. If the Provost decides to rescind the faculty member's appointment, the faculty member shall be so notified in writing.

Dismissal or discipline of a tenured faculty member for material misrepresentation made in the course of seeking a University appointment would be pursued under the policies and procedures for dismissal and discipline of a faculty member.