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Resolution on Non-Permanent U.S. Resident Faculty

WHEREAS current university policy prevents faculty from being put on probationary status prior to the granting of permanent residency; and

WHEREAS there is insufficient technical and administrative assistance to support new faculty in complying with increasingly stringent USCIS regulations and increasingly lengthy processing times; and

WHEREAS it is in the University's best interest to have faculty members focusing their valuable time and energy on teaching, service and research, and not on needless contract renewals pending an immigration status decision;


1. That the UH dedicate additional resources towards securing proper employment status for non-permanent resident faculty, monitoring and assisting faculty in their efforts to obtain permanent resident status;

2. That non-permanent resident faculty be permitted and required to apply for tenure exactly as all other faculty are, and be granted conditional tenure solely on the basis of the usually applicable criteria;

3. That conditional status be lifted when permanent residency is obtained;

4. That conditionally tenured faculty share all the rights and responsibilities of tenured faculty except that any conditionally tenured faculty member who, because of a denial of appropriate immigration status, loses the right to work in the United States, shall be subject to termination of employment and tenure;

5. That the UHPA contract and pertinent university policies be modified in keeping with these measures.

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