November 21 & 22, 2002


ITEM 117-103-R1102��� Amend of Policy 702.5, Regarding Notices of Non-Renewal


702.5 Appointment; Executive Contracts; Commissioner and Presidents

Effective June 12, 1984; Issued June 25, 1984

Board policy:


The following policy shall apply in written contracts of employment with the Commissioner of Higher Education or any of the Presidents of the units of the Montana University System in the absence of express contract provisions which are to the contrary.



Initial contracts for a Commissioner of Higher Education or President of a unit of Montana University System shall be for a period of two years. Salary increments shall be determined annually. An incumbent may be dismissed during the contract period for adequate cause.



Initial contracts may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Regents. Such renewal shall be for a one-year period. Salary increments shall continue to be determined annually. Written notice of non-renewal shall be given by June 30 prior to the final contract year at least six (6) months prior to expiration of a contract. No advance notice shall be required in the event of dismissal for adequate cause.



During the final contract year, the Commissioner or President may be assigned administrative or other duties at one of the units of the System or in the Commissioner's office. An alternate arrangement may be negotiated which is mutually agreeable to the person involved and the Board.


This amendment shall become effective for contracts that begin or are renewed on July 1, 2003 or thereafter.