Continuation of employment is contingent upon job performance, professional improvement, work relationships, program trends, and availability of funds. Persons whose contracts and/or work agreements are not to be renewed will be notified in accordance with the non-reappointment procedure section of the College’s Dismissal, Non-Reappointment, and Grievance Procedure. All positions are contingent upon yearly budget allocations, subject to review, and prior annual contract renewal does not guarantee continued employment and contract renewal in the future.
Academic freedom is essential to an institution of higher learning and should not be cause for dismissal or non-renewal of contract. Within the environment of academic freedom, faculty members are expected to carry out their duties in a professional, ethical and collegial manner that enhances the purpose of the institution.