Faculty Constitution Description

Article V., Sec. 5, (h) Due Process. This committee shall be responsible for seeing that procedures concerning faculty rights in matters of promotion, tenure, nonrenewal of contact, and appeal are carried out in accordance with current and accepted principles and practices, including those of the American Association of University Professors.

Article VI. Due Process, Sec. 1. The Faculty Committee on Due Process shall be responsible for seeing that procedures concerning faculty rights in matters of promotion, tenure, nonrenewal of contract, and appeal are carried out in accordance with current and acceptance principles and practices including those of The American Association of University Professors. This committee, if requested, has the responsibility of advising faculty members of their rights and of providing guidance through the appeal procedure.

Section 2. The Faculty Committee on Due Process is composed of five members who have tenure and are elected annually by the faculty. The Nominating Committee must nominate at least one, but ordinarily not more than two, member(s) of the Committee annually. No member may serve more than four consecutive years. The member with seniority of consecutive years of service on the Committee will be chair. In the event of equal seniority, the one with the greatest length of service to Furman University will be chair. Service on the Due Process Committee does not prejudice service on another faculty committee (See Article V, Section 10).

Section 3. The Due Process Committee shall report all findings to the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Faculty Status Committee, and faculty.

Operating Policy 131.5
Due Process Policy 131.5


Membership Roster for 2013-14

Ken Abernethy (CSC)
Carmela Epright (PHL)
Eli Hestermann (BIO), Chair
Dan Koppelman (MUS)
Beth Pontari (PSY)


Annual Reports and Minutes

2010 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report


For earlier documents consult the university archivist, Debbielee Landi.


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