Faculty members are expected to complete the academic year unless the appointment is for a shorter time or arrangements with the department chair or through other appropriate administrative channels have been made. Written notice of resignation should be given at the earliest possible opportunity to the appropriate chair. An appointment for a benefit exit meeting should be made with the Benefits Office.
Unless otherwise mutually agreed, a faculty member who terminates service without giving due notice or who fails to complete an academic year or other term for which he or she may have been employed, except under extraordinary circumstances, is regarded as having broken the terms of the contract of employment with the University.
Breach of contract may place the University in a position of hardship in meeting its responsibilities to its students and services to the state. Such action is regarded also as a breach of professional ethics. A complete account of any irregular resignation may be written into the permanent record of the person concerned.
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
02/03/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now firstname.lastname@example.org. No changes made to content.
02/21/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners. The last sentence in the first paragraph read: "Appointment for an exit interview should be made with the Benefits Office" and now reads: "An appointment for a benefit exit meeting should be made with the Benefits Office."
06/22/2011 - Annual Review: To reflect current University titles and practice, in the first paragraph manager of Benefits is now Benefits Office, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
10/20/2010 - Format changes.