HR policy - Unclassified rules: 5.21 faculty system-wide tenure

The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

 Functional Owner Chief Human Resources Officer
 Executive Sponsors Chancellor
 Policy Contact Chief Human Resources Officer or Faculty Ombudsperson


Who this policy applies to:
Faculty.


Understanding the UWS Code:
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

This specific policy is part of Chapter 5 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/5


UWL Policy Detail:

Note: Please read in conjunction with the following UWL local supplementary rule, which is not Board approved and may be revised by joint action of the Faculty Senate and Chancellor without submitting revisions to UWS or the Board.

(1) The right of "Tenure within the System" applies only to faculty in the former Chapter 37 units and has reference only to employment rights within the Chapter 37 universities.

(2) The tenure right of the faculty member initially is in the department or division of the Chapter 37 unit of the system in which the faculty member is currently employed.

(3) Within the unit layoff of a tenured faculty member for fiscal reasons in one department or division gives to that faculty member a first claim upon any open position in another department or division for which he or she is professionally prepared and which involves duties her or she is judged to be competent to perform. The judgment on preparation and competence should be made by the employing department or division, subject to approval by the relevant administrative officers, including the chancellor. Denial of the opening to a tenured faculty member of the unit who has been laid off, and who believes himself/herself to be prepared and competent to fill the opening, must be based on documented evidence from the employing department or division which supports its judgment.


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Keywords:faculty-faculty layoff   Doc ID:103726
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-07 14:25 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 08:57 CDT
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