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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook


6.L Termination for Cause

Bylaw 5.09 outlines procedures governing dismissals or demotions of tenured and some non-tenured instructional faculty, and of any non-bargained for member of the instructional faculty during the term of the faculty member’s appointment. Instructional faculty covered by the collective bargaining Agreement with LEO are subject to the Discipline and Dismissal provisions of that Agreement. Instructional faculty members are obligated to maintain high standards of teaching, scholarship, research, service, and professional conduct. Failure to maintain these standards, or other causes accepted by University usage, including violations of University policies or criminal laws, may be grounds for dismissal, demotion, or terminal appointment, in accord with the appropriate procedures.

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