subscribes to the standards for notice of non-reappointment
of tenure track faculty approved by the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) as set forth in the AAUP Policy Documents and Reports,
September 1969. The following is quoted from that document
and states Drexel's policy:
a probationary appointment, even though for a fixed or stated
term, carries an expectation of renewal, the faculty member
should be explicitly informed of a decision not to renew his/her
appointment in order that s/he may seek a position at another
college or university. Such notice should be given at an early
date, since a failure to secure another position for the ensuing
academic year may deny the faculty member the opportunity
to practice his/her profession. The purpose of this statement
is to set forth in detail, for the use of the academic profession,
those standards for notice of non-reappointment which the
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) over
a period of years has actively supported and which are expressed
as a general principle in the 1940 Statement of Principles
on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
of non-reappointment, or of intention not to recommend reappointment
to the governing board, should be given in writing in accordance
with the following standards:
later than March 1 of the first academic year of service,
if the appointment expires at the end of that year; or,
if a one-year appointment terminates during an academic
year, at least three months in advance of its termination.
later than December 15 of the second academic year of service.
if the appointment expires at the end of that year, or.
if an initial two-year appointment terminates during an
academic year, at least six months in advance of its termination.
least 12 months before the expiration of an appointment
after two or more years in the institution.
new faculty member can be much assisted in his/her career
if senior members of his/her department, the chairman of his/her
department, or his/her dean will counsel with him/her from
time to time about the quality of his/her teaching. An occasional
word of caution, advice, or encouragement from experienced
colleagues can be very salutary. Such guidance and counsel
of his/her faculty are among the responsibilities of a department
head. It is expected that a recommendation of non-reappointment
will not be made unless such effort has been made and unless
the affected faculty member has been informed that the recommendation
is being made.