Can tenured faculty be fired?

True or False?  Tenured faculty members have a job for life because they cannot be terminated.

False.  Art.16 outlines disciplinary procedures that can include termination, as well as reprimand or suspension, even of full-time tenured faculty members.  If there is clear and convincing proof that a faculty member is unfit to discharge his or her professional responsibilities, the result could be termination.  However, Art. 16 also provides a procedure by which the faculty member is afforded due process and the right to a fair hearing if such an accusation is made.

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