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Separation from the College


See Article XV of the 2015-2019 Agreement between the State and the AFT.

“Employees have an obligation in the matter of resignation. Except in the case of resignation for health or other reasons beyond the control of the employee, it is expected that he or she shall continue to serve until the completion of the academic year or for the term of his or her appointment unless another date is mutually agreed to by the College/University and the employee.”

Non-Renewal of Contract

See Article XIII of the 2015-2019 Agreement between the State and the AFT.

“Notice of reappointment or non-reappointment of full-time employees governed under the tenure provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:60-6, et seq., shall be given in writing not later than March l of the first and second academic years of service and not later than December 21 of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth years of service. When a full-time faculty member is hired at mid-year, unless the individual is appointed to replace someone on leave or in a bona fide emergency, notice of reappointment or non-reappointment for the next full academic year shall be given in writing not later than April 15.”

Termination of Contract

(according to N.J.S.A. 18A:6-18)

No professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, supervisor, registrar, teacher or other persons employed in a teaching capacity, in any State college, county college or industrial school who is under tenure during good behavior and efficiency shall be dismissed or subject to reduction of salary, except for inefficiency, incapacity, conduct unbecoming a teacher or other just cause. Written charge of the cause or causes preferred against an individual shall be signed by the person or persons making the same and filed with the board of trustees of said college or school. Upon determination that the matter is a contested case, the board shall assign the matter for hearing and initial decision to the Office of Administrative Law. A final decision shall be rendered by the full board of trustees. The person charged may be represented by counsel at all times and have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses to testify therein, as provided by law. Contested case hearings shall be conducted under rules and regulations established pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) and P.L.1978, c.67 (C.52:14F-1 et seq.).