Early Termination of Student Academic Appointees
The termination of student academic appointees prior to the normal expiration is expected to occur only under extraordinary circumstances. Accordingly, the causes and procedures associated with termination are uniformly defined for all schools. They are set forth below:
- a) Termination by mutual agreement between the appointee and the department chairperson or dean may be effected at any time. The Bloomington Provost must be advised of such an action by written notification signed by both the appointee and the department chairperson or dean.
- b) An appointee may terminate the appointment at the end of a semester's duties for reason of personal hardship. This should be effected by written notification to the department chairperson or dean and to the Provost at least four weeks prior to the end of the semester. Only in the case of the most severe personal hardship or in the case of unalleviated breach of agreement by the University should termination occur during a semester.
- c) The appointment is subject to termination by the department chairperson or dean, if the enrollment of the appointee in his/her departmental graduate program ceases.
- d) The appointment is subject to termination by the department chairperson or dean or by the Provost for serious failure in assigned duties or for conduct otherwise at severe variance with that normally expected of University appointees. This termination must be effected by written notification to the student appointee, and whenever possible, it will become effective at the conclusion of a semester's duties. If, however, in the judgment of the person initiating termination, continuance of the student appointee in his/her position to the semester's end would cause grave harm to a segment of the University community or a gross breach of the University's educational obligations to students, termination can occur during the semester. In this case, the student appointee must first be placed under suspension from duties with pay for 14 days pending initiation of an appeal.