Agenda Item No. V. A. 6. f.

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT: Voluntary Phased Retirement

DESCRIPTION: At the February 18, 1998 meeting, the Board of Regents approved the voluntary phased retirement plans under which employees meeting applicable criteria could apply for, and receive if deemed in the "best interest of the University," voluntary phased retirement from the University.

Two people who have applied have been recommended by both their respective deans and the academic vice president. Both of these faculty members are long term, tenured appointments and the administration recommends approval.

Professor Raymond Spring, Professor of Law. Professor Spring has asked for a half-time appointment beginning in the 1999-2000 academic year and continuing for three years. Professor Spring would continue to lead our Mental Health Certificate program as well as do other planning for future directions. There will be sufficient money left in this line to hire a new faculty member at the entry level.

Dr. Nancy Dinneen, Assistant Professor of International Studies. Dr. Dinneen has asked for a 1/4 time appointment for the 1999-2000 academic year and only for that year. She will teach two classes during the fall term when our demand is higher. There will be sufficient money left in this line to hire a new faculty member in Spanish which will have additional demands because of the new language requirements for the B.A.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: No additional general fund dollars are needed; a nominal increase in employee benefit contribution funds to provide fringe benefits for the new positions.

RECOMMENDATION: President Farley recommends approval of the attached agreements for Professor Spring and Dr. Dinneen.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President

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