As indicated in section paragraph 5, if the remedial action is separation from employment, the faculty member has the right to request a final faculty hearing for the purpose of confirming that due process was followed in reaching the decision of separation of employment. The following procedures will be followed for the final faculty hearing: 

  1. The PTRAC will select a hearing committee consisting of five (5) unconflicted members from among its members.  The hearing committee shall elect a chair from its membership. The entire process of the hearing and written recommendation from the final hearing committee to the President must be completed within 30 calendar days from the date of the faculty member’s request for a hearing. 

  1. The hearing committee shall notify the faculty member recommended for dismissal in writing at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the hearing. 

  1. Prior to the hearing, the hearing committee shall review all documentation relevant to the post-tenure review of the faculty member. 

  1. During the hearing, the faculty member shall have the opportunity to make a statement to the hearing committee, respond to the documentation reviewed by the hearing committee, and answer any questions from the hearing committee. 

  1. The President and the faculty member shall be notified in writing of the recommendation of the hearing committee within ten (10) calendar days of the hearing, whether that recommendation be dismissal or any penalty less than dismissal, providing supporting reasons. 

  1. The President may or may not follow the recommendation of the committee, but, within ten (10) calendar days of receiving the recommendation, the President shall notify the faculty member and the hearing committee regarding the decision and the supporting reasons.  The President shall also notify the faculty member of the discretionary review process as provided for in the Board of Regents Policy: BoR Policy 6.26 Application for Discretionary Review. 

  1. If the remedial action taken by the President is dismissal, the semester during which a final decision is issued will be the last semester of employment in the faculty member’s current role, with the President outlining the faculty assignments to be completed prior to the dismissal date.