Retentions, Resignations, and Retirements

Resignations

As stated in the Academic Articles, faculty intending to resign should give at least three months’ notice of the date of their termination.

The end of the notice period should coincide with the end of the academic year. As a 9-month employee paid over 12 months, it is particularly important to remember that the end date of a faculty contract refers to the end of the academic year, i.e. the day after commencement, with pay and benefits continuing through June 30.

We recognize that faculty will not always be able to submit their official resignation three months prior to the intended termination. In those cases, we will make every effort to solve the issue to the satisfaction of the faculty member and the University.

Once a faculty member has decided to submit a resignation, he or she should notify the department chair via e-mail or a formal letter including the following language: “It is my intent to resign at the end of the academic year 20XX/20XX, with pay and benefits continuing through June 30.”