Denial at the Unit (First Level) Review

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:09

If both the Unit (First Level) APT Review Committee’s and the Chair’s recommendation are negative, the Chair must inform the candidate by electronic and certified mail within two weeks of the date of the decision.  The letter should state the faculty decision and the administrator’s decision and summarize briefly in general terms the reason for the denial.  This letter should include the APT vote (APT Policy IV.D; see Appendix for examples).

The Department forwards the case only to the Dean.  The Dean will review the case to ensure that the candidate has received procedural and substantive due process.  If not, the Dean will remand the case to the Department to reconsider.  If no error has occurred, the Dean must write a letter (a) stating that the case has been reviewed to ascertain that there was no violation of substantive or procedural due process, and (b) where appropriate, specifying the date of termination of employment (APT Policy Section IV.A.5).  The letter should be sent by electronic and certified mail.  This concludes the review process of the case. A copy of these letters and the dossier should be sent to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.  The Dean should retain the dossier in case there is an appeal.

In the case of non-departmentalized Colleges, if both the College (First Level) and Dean’s recommendation are negative, the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs will review the case to ensure that the candidate has received procedural and substantive due process.  If not, the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs will remand the case to the College to reconsider.  If no error has occurred, the Associate Provost must write a letter to the candidate, copying the Dean head, (a) stating that the case has been reviewed to ascertain that there was no violation of substantive or procedural due process, and (b) where appropriate, specifying the date of termination of employment (APT Policy Section IV.A.5). The letter should be sent by electronic and certified mail. This concludes the review process of the case. The Office of Faculty Affairs is available for consultation or advice in matters pertaining to this process.  For examples of possible wording for notification letters, see Appendix.

Last Updated:
03.25.2021