V. Benefits and Personnel Policies

Unemployment Compensation

Faculty members may be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits when employment terminates, except for reasons determined to be voluntary resignation or dismissal for willful misconduct, provided the individual is able and available for work and has sufficient earnings to qualify. Such coverage may not extend, however, to periods when no services are performed (such as between semesters, terms, or school years), provided reasonable assurance of employment has been given for the next semester, term or school year. The determination of eligibility for unemployment compensation is made by the State Unemployment Compensation Service Center where the claim is filed, not by the University.