College Policy Number/Title:
Introduction The president may recommend dismissal of an employee for cause (see “Suspension and Dismissal” policy 63.12) under the procedures as defined below in accordance with federal and state law and college policy. This procedure applies to full-time tenured (term of contract) faculty as defined in the "Employment Definitions" procedure 63.03.01 of the "Employment" policy 63.03.Dismissal Procedures
1. Presentation and Investigation of Charges
Charges against a faculty member may be made by the president. Such charges must be made in writing. In certain situations, the president may suspend an employee in accordance with the suspension procedures. If the faculty member elects to contest these charges, then a hearing will be held in accordance with the following procedures.
2. Service of Charges and Hearing
Notice of a hearing before an elected hearing committee will be served along with written charges at least ten working days before the hearing.
3. Answer to Charges
The faculty member may waive a hearing before an elected hearing committee and may respond to the charges in writing any time before the specified hearing date.
4. Elected Hearing Committee
The elected hearing committee will be composed of five members (three faculty who have been elected by their peers at a faculty meeting and two administrators). The hearing will be conducted in closed session as a personnel matter. However, if information concerning the facts in the hearing are made public, the college may make a statement concerning the case. If a quorum of faculty cannot be found to serve, the president may proceed without the elected hearing committee's recommendation.
5. The Hearing
6. President's Consideration of Recommendation
In those cases where the president receives a recommendation from the elected hearing committee, the president may convene and conduct an additional investigation including a conference with the faculty member before making an appropriate recommendation under Section 16-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland - Education Article.Effective Date: 8/1/2000