When a faculty member resigns/retires from his/her position, they should provide proper notice and submit a resignation letter in accordance with the university's Faculty Handbook and Promotion and Tenure Policies and Procedures. In general, any letter of resignation should be addressed to the appropriate dean or director with copies sent to the vice president and department chair. In accordance with criteria suggested by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its Statement of Professional Ethics, the resignation should be submitted "no later than May 15 or 30 days after the faculty member has received notification of the terms of his or her continued employment the following year, whichever date occurs later." A resignation from a 12-month faculty member should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1.
PAs should follow HRs Guidelines for Separating Faculty and Staff (listed below) for separating faculty. PAs should also send a copy of the faculty member's resignation letter to the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR).