The Faculty Dismissal Committee reports to the President and Provost.
The Faculty Dismissal Committee consists of three tenured faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences and one tenured faculty member from every other academic unit (Business, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Honors, Law, Libraries, Music, Robbins, Nursing, Truett Theological Seminary, and Social Work) for a current total of fourteen. Each member shall be appointed for a three-year term, with approximately one-third of the committee rotating each year (4-4-6). Unless circumstances dictate due to the limited size of an academic unit, no member shall serve more than one term on the Faculty Dismissal Committee.
Over a period of three years, the President appoints six members to the Faculty Dismissal Committee according to the composition specified above. The Faculty Senate likewise appoints six members to the Faculty Dismissal Committee according to the composition specified above.
Therefore, in every three-year cycle, the appointments shall be as follows:
Should a vacancy occur on the Faculty Dismissal Committee for any reason, the party responsible for the original appointment (President or Faculty Senate) shall make a replacement appointment in a timely fashion for the remainder of any unexpired term and convey the decision to the Chair of the Committee on Committees and to the Faculty Dismissal Committee.
In addition to the provisions described above:
Serves as the hearing committee when charges filed against a tenured faculty member could lead to dismissal from the university. Specific responsibilities of the Faculty Dismissal are set forth in BU-PP 705: Faculty Dismissal Policy.