Faculty Termination Policy
Office of the Provost
All faculty Contracts and Letters of Agreement at Liberty University are issued annually. The issuance of these annual documents, however, does not create any expectation of continued employment beyond the effective dates of either. All notices of non-renewal or termination shall be communicated by the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
The Institution shall retain the right to terminate the employment relationship with any faculty member at any time. If the termination is without cause, the Institution must continue to provide the remaining compensation due to the faculty member per the faculty member’s contract. If the termination is with cause no remaining compensation will be paid.
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Notwithstanding any other provision hereof or any provision of the Liberty University Faculty Handbook, the faculty member and the Institution agree that the Institution is not obligated to offer the faculty member employment for any period subsequent to the duration of this agreement or to notify the faculty member of a non-renewal decision by any specific date. In particular, although the Institution shall endeavor to notify each faculty member of a non-renewal decision as soon as practicable, the Institution shall not incur any liability due to any failure to notify any faculty member of a decision not to offer a renewal of this Agreement by any particular date.
Any faculty member may appeal a termination/non-renewal of his/her Letter of Agreement or Contract by written request to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. In the case of non-renewals, the faculty member may appeal by written request to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer provided the appeal contains evidence that the non-renewal may have involved conduct protected by the University’s Statement of Academic Freedom (see sub-section 3.3 of the Liberty University Faculty Handbook). The request to appeal must be sent to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer within seven calendar days of the receipt of notice of termination or non-renewal. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer shall refer all nonrenewal appeals to the Faculty Review Committee (see sub-section 4.4.1 of the Liberty University Faculty Handbook); the Faculty Review Committee is the exclusive remedy for those who have been non-renewed. In either instance, however, failure to appeal in the allotted timeframe shall be considered acceptance of the notification from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
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