Retrenchment means the discontinuance ofunit member withtenured appointment or continuing contract from a position at any time or a probationary or fixed length appointment before the end of the specified term for bona fide financial or program reasons including temporary or permanent program suspension or elimination.
The term "Retrenchment" as used in this Agreement means the laying off of any Unit member by means of financial exigency and/or substantial declining enrollment or declining enrollment in a context of financial exigency, and does not mean termination.
Retrenchment A branch campus shall be considered as a college of the University and subject to retrenchment as defined in Article 15 (Retrenchment) of this Agreement.
Before implementing Retrenchment, and where funds permit, the University shall initiate a program of early retirement incentive for unit members.
Retrenchment 17.1 Retrenchment is defined in this Agreement as the termination of Bargaining Unit Faculty Member(s) with continuing appointments as a result of any of the following three circumstances: (1) financial exigency; (2) significant reduction in enrollment of a college, department, or program continuing over four or more academic semesters (not counting summer) and which is expected to persist; or (3) discontinuation of a college, department or program.