The Faculty Retrenchment Appeals Committee is mandated by the Board of Regents’ “Policy on Faculty Retrenchment” and the “Towson University Faculty Retrenchment Policy,” and shall be called into session when a tenured or tenure-track faculty member has his or her faculty appointment terminated due to retrenchment and files and appeal.
The Committee shall consist of: one tenured faculty member from each college with academic departments, and two-non-tenured faculty members. Committee members shall serve three year, staggered terms. One half of the faculty representative shall be elected and one half shall be appointed by the president of the University based on a list of nominees established by the Executive Committee of the University Senate. After three years, an elected slot on the Committee shall rotate to an appointed slot, and vice versa. The Chairperson of the University Senate shall be responsible for setting up the staggered terms, and for supervising the alternation between elected and appointed terms. If the faculty decline to elect faculty members in a timely manner or the faculty decline to serve, the president shall appoint the required number of committee members to serve on the Committee (Faculty Handbook, Chapter 5, Section L).
|Elyshia Aseltine||Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice||At Large||2017 (appointed)|
|Michael Downs||English||CLA||2018 (elected)|
|Luis Engelke||Music||COFAC||2019 (appointed)|
|Jeffrey Kenton||Educational Technology and Literacy||COE||2020 (appointed)|
|Kathy Ogle||Nursing||CHP||2019 (elected)|
|Tara Ryan||Nursing||CHP||2020 (appointed)|
|Bill Smith||Management||CBE||2017 (elected)|
|Cindy Zeller||Chemistry||FCSM||2018 (appointed)|
The responsibilities of the Retrenchment Appeals Committee include: