ACD 508–06: Resignation of a Faculty Member or Academic Professional
To describe the policy regarding the acceptance of faculty and academic professional resignations
Office of the Provost of the University
The president or designee has the authority to accept resignations from faculty and academic professionals. The only exception to this is for those faculty or academic professionals on one year or less appointments who are required to submit their resignations to their dean or university librarian. The resigning faculty member or academic professional (except those on one year or less appointments) who submit his or her resignation may be invited to participate in an exit interview.
A letter of resignation should be sent to the academic unit chair/director/head, who will acknowledge receipt and send a copy of both letters to the dean/university librarian and to the provost of the university. In any instance where a verbal resignation is tendered, the academic unit chair/director/head will acknowledge, in writing, receipt of the verbal resignation and its terms and send a copy of the letter to the academic professional or faculty member, to the dean/university librarian, and to the provost of the university. All such resignations, whether in writing or verbal, shall be acknowledged by the Office of the Provost of the University.
The resigning individual must return university property including keys and equipment, whether purchased with state or grant funds. The parking decal must be returned to Parking and Transit Services and delinquent obligations, such as parking and library fines, must be paid. Faculty and academic professionals should return their photo IDs to and discuss insurance conversion rights and retirement options with Human Resources.
For information about responsibility for the return of ID cards, see ACD 801, “Identification Cards.”
For more specific information about the return of keys, see ACD 802, “Keys.”