A college, school or department may provide for the possibility of transfer from the tenure-track faculty to the research faculty if appropriate to its circumstances and if provided for in the unit's appointments, promotion and tenure document. A unit that permits transfers must abide by the following:
(A) The request for transfer must be initiated by the tenure-track faculty member in writing and must state clearly how the individual's career goals and activities have changed.
(B) When a tenured faculty member transfers to the research faculty, tenure is relinquished.
(C) The school director or department chairperson, the college dean, and the executive vice president and provost must approve all transfers.