Termination of Appointment or Tenure for Cause

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?



Any tenured appointment can be terminated for cause through the procedures set forth in the policy “Procedures for Disciplinary Action”. In such cases the usual provisions of advance notice of non-reappointment may be set aside.

A member of the faculty with tenure shall not be dismissed except for cause. In turn, the privilege of tenure requires that a member of the faculty shall conduct oneself as a person of learning with the obligations of scholarly objectivity, accuracy, tolerance, restraint, and social responsibility. A change in status from tenure to annual appointment may be made at any time for cause and through the procedures hereinafter set forth in the policy “Procedures for Disciplinary Action”. Causes shall include the following:

  1. intentional or repeated violations of expressly stated University regulations or University policy;
  2. professional incompetence;
  3. refusal to perform properly assigned academic duties or assignments;
  4. commission of an act involving moral turpitude which is punishable by a criminal statute of the state of Ohio;
  5. violation of professional ethics as adopted by the University Senate.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

 Edited July 2018

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 8.2
  • OAC 3339-8-02

Reviewing Bodies

  • Miami University Senate
  • Miami University Board of Trustees
  • Administrative