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4.3. B. Medical Reasons

4.3. B. Medical Reasons

Medical Reasons

A tenure-line faculty member may be terminated for Medical Reasons only when there is medical evidence that the faculty member, even with reasonable accommodation, is unable to perform the essential duties of the position. If after consulting with the VPAA/Dean, the President determines this standard has been met, a recommendation for termination is communicated in writing to the VPAA/Dean and the faculty member setting forth the recommendation and providing the faculty member a period of ten (10) business days within which to make a written request for a meeting with the Faculty Personnel Committee to review the recommendation. If requested, this meeting will be set by the VPAA/Dean within twenty (20) business days from the receipt of the written request from the faculty member and the procedures set forth in Section 4.C.f shall be followed (except the meeting shall be with the Faculty Personnel Committee and the standard shall be whether a preponderance of the medical evidence indicates that the faculty member, even with reasonable accommodation, is unable to perform the essential functions of the position). If the faculty member does not make a timely and appropriate request for a meeting with the Faculty Personnel Committee, the recommendation of the President to terminate for Medical Reasons shall be forwarded to the Board of Trustees without comment from the Faculty Personnel Committee. In this case, the Board of Trustees will meet in executive session to consider the recommendation of the President and will render its final written decision on the matter within thirty (30) calendar days following its receipt of the President’s recommendation. The President will provide the faculty member and the VPAA with a copy of the final written decision of the Board.