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7.13.5 Termination of Appointments by the University for Substantial and Manifest Incompetence

The Provost may propose to terminate a term, tenured or other appointment of a faculty member prior to the scheduled date of termination, due to substantial and manifest incompetence rather than misconduct. In the event the Hearing procedures set forth in Section 7.12 shall apply, except that the hearing panel shall be called a Termination Review Panel and no action shall be proposed by the Provost other than termination of appointment. In the event that the Termination Review Panel determines that the Provost has not established substantial and manifest incompetence, the Provost shall withdraw the proposal for termination. If the Panel determines that the Provost has established substantial and manifest incompetence, the Provost may terminate the appointment of the faculty member upon receiving written concurrence of the President.