Union of Non-Tenure Track Faculty (UNTF) - Non-Renewal Letter FAQs
These questions and answers pertain to the Union of Non-Tenure Track Faculty (UNTF) non-renewal letter provision described in Article 15 in the UNTF collective bargaining unit agreement between Michigan State University and the Union of Non-Tenure Track Faculty.
Additional questions regarding appointment non-renewal requirements can be directed to:
Bernadette Russell, HR Professional, firstname.lastname@example.org , 517-884-0214
Kara Yermak, AHR Director, email@example.com , 517-884-0185
Kathy Lewless, AHR Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-4851
Melissa Sortman, AHR Director, email@example.com, 517-353-5802
Yes, a non-renewal template is available on the HR website and located here .
The non-renewal letter needs to state the basis for the decision not to reappoint the faculty/academic staff member.
No. This reason doesn’t provide sufficient rationale for why the faculty/academic staff member won’t be reappointed for an additional semester/year. Examples of appropriate reasons for non-renewal include:
- The department doesn’t have sufficient enrollment numbers to determine if a teaching assignment will be available for the next semester
- The appointment was for a limited-time period of time to cover for a faculty member who was on a sabbatical or another leave