The University of Colorado Denver recently modified the schedule for
providing notice of non-reappointment. These policies apply to non-tenured
faculty members who hold limited or indeterminate appointments.
Effective July 1, 2012: One year’s notice of non-reappointment is required
for full-time faculty members holding limited term appointments, after three or
more years of service to the university. Three months’ notice is required for
faculty members in their first year of service at the University, and six
months’ notice is required for those in their second or third year of service.
Written notice of a chair’s intent not to renew a faculty member’s appointment
can be provided at any time.
Similar notice must be provided to faculty members holding indeterminate
appointments if their appointment will not be continued for reasons other than
availability of funding (as outlined in the letter-of-offer).
Faculty members holding at-will appointments may see their appointments end
at any time, without notice (although certain constitutional protections
apply). In addition, as outlined in the university policy, “as a courtesy,
university administrators may provide advance notice of non-reappointment to
at-will employees, when feasible.”
Faculty members holding limited or indeterminate appointments may not be
re-assigned to at-will appointments unless proper notice is provided.
For more information about the differences among tenured, limited,
indeterminate and at-will faculty appointments, see the FAQ section on the
Faculty Affairs website.