Ordinances to the 2009 Statutes (OA19)

The following Ordinances were made at the College Meeting under the authority of Statute S2.3 on 3 March 2009.

OA19. Non-Renewal of a Fixed-Term Contract

OA19.1 The Society shall produce a ‘Code of Practice for the Re-appointment of members of academic staff’, setting out a policy on the use of fixed-term contracts and the procedures for the review of the performance of the individual.
OA19.2 Any decision as to whether a Member of academic staff should be renewed or not shall be based transparently on reasons relating to the need within the College for teaching in the subject and on the personal qualities and abilities of the individual Member of academic staff.
OA19.3 The Fellowship Committee shall make the initial review of whether, in the light of the needs of the College and the performance of the individual, a fixed-term contract should be renewed. The Committee shall invite a member of academic staff in question to make representations orally or in writing before it makes any recommendation to the Society.
OA19.4 The Society in College Meeting shall decide whether to renew the fixed-term contract. It shall invite a member of academic staff in question to make representations orally or in writing before it makes any recommendation to the Society. A member of academic staff shall be entitled to representation at that meeting. Regulations shall determine the procedure for the conduct of business at a College Meeting relating to this issue.
OA19.5 A member of academic staff shall have a right of appeal to an Appeal Panel.