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Reduction in Force of Faculty

G-25: Reduction in Force of Faculty

Adoption Date: 03/16/92  |  Revision Date: 02/16/98

The provision of 110 ILCS 805/3-29.2 of the Illinois Public Community College Act, as well as the binding collective bargaining agreement, shall both be applicable with respect to the dismissal of one (1) or more faculty members due to a decision by the Board of Trustees to decrease the number of faculty positions or to discontinue some particular teaching service or program.

Tenured Faculty

Notice shall be given to the affected tenured faculty member not later than sixty (60) days before the end of the preceding academic year, together with a statement of honorable dismissal and the reason therefor. In the event that a tenured faculty member is not given notice within the time herein provided, the faculty member shall be deemed re-employed for the ensuing academic year.

Each tenured faculty member who is subject to such dismissal is to be given the opportunity (prior to his/her honorable dismissal) to advise the Board of Trustees in writing of any position(s) held by faculty members, with less seniority, which said faculty member believes himself/herself qualified to fill, together with the documentation upon which such a belief is based. It is the responsibility of the Board, acting upon the recommendations of the College President, to determine whether or not the affected faculty member is, in fact, competent to render the services for the position(s) so identified.

For the period of twenty-four (24) months from the beginning of the academic year for which the faculty member was dismissed, said faculty member shall have the preferred right to reappointment to a position entailing services he/she is qualified, as determined by the administration, to render.

Non-Tenured Faculty

Notice shall be given to the affected non-tenured faculty member not later than sixty (60) days before the end of the term of the academic year under which the faculty member is under contract. In the event a non-tenured faculty member is not given notice within the time herein provided, that faculty member shall be deemed re-employed for the ensuing academic year.