Action Memo Justification Summary Items to Consider:

The impact to the department for inability to hire new faculty:

  • Loss due to non-hire = loss of new grant monies
    • How would this grant money support the department and or the University
  • Discuss the shortage in staff if applicable and how it is detrimental:
    • To the department
    • To students
  • Are there other faculty that would be able to teach the courses

The impact that it will have on student:

  • Class is not offered every semester
  • Class is necessary to graduate students
  • Will students not be able to graduate on time if course is not offered; how many will not be able to graduate on time?
  • How many students are enrolled in the course?
  • Are their any other courses that can be taken in lieu of the course?

The impact that it will have on research and experiments:

  • Decreased amount of quality published works
  • Inability to obtain extramural funding
    • Labs cannot be run
    • Decreased focus on students in teaching

The impact of non-hire or extension of Casual and Student Hires:

  • Are there any other employees (BU 03 & 08) already employed who could not do the work and sustain operational needs?
  • How many current students you many have and how many you need to function.


Do’s: Attach spreadsheet of statistical data showing the impact of issues listed above if applicable.

Don’ts: Try not to use acronyms; OVCAA are not faculty hires so they are not familiar with terminology.

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