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6.3 Prior notice of non-renewal and termination

A. Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Artists-in-Residence holding salaried appointments for a term of one year shall be notified of non-renewal not later than March 15. Those holding salaried appointments for terms of two or more years shall be notified of nonrenewal not later than December 1 of the final academic year of the appointment. Failure to give timely notice of nonrenewal shall entitle the individual to a special reappointment for an additional terminal year.

B. When a Senior Lecturer holding a salaried continuing term of appointment is terminated for reasons of programmatic need (including budgetary considerations) or lack of satisfactory performance, he or she shall be notified of termination not later than December 1 of the final academic year of the appointment. Failure to give timely notice of termination shall entitle the individual to a special reappointment for an additional terminal year. 

C. When a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Artist-in-Residence is terminated for just cause, including substantial and manifest incompetence or professional misconduct, he or she is entitled to 30 days’ written notice of termination. Such dismissals are reviewed by the Provost’s Office. In extreme cases, pay in lieu of notice may be given with the concurrence of the Provost’s Office.