Shared Governance: Grievances Committee

Updated August, 2014


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Charge

"The Grievance Committee serves as a hearing committee for individual faculty members who are unable to resolve grievances, after having consulted with those having administrative responsibility over them…."(Bylaws)

  1. Serve as a hearing committee for individual faculty members who are unable to resolve grievances, after having consulted with those having administrative responsibility over them up to and including the chief academic officer of the university as outlined in Section 12 of the UF Guidelines.
    1. The Grievances Committee will accept written requests dealing with promotion, tenure, reappointment, sabbatical and academic leave and merit increases. Upon receipt of a written complaint from a faculty member, the committee will meet and decide within ten (10) school days if the case merits a hearing. If at least two (2) members of the committee vote to accept the case, then the committee must hear the appeal.
    2. If an appellant considers some member of the Grievances Committee to be inappropriate, or if any member of the Grievances Committee has a bias or conflict of interest, the UF Chair will replace that person. (For information on procedure, see the University Faculty Guidelines, 12.4, 12.5, and 12.6.)
    3. The Grievances Committee shall have the power to call witnesses and investigate evidence relevant to the case. The investigation shall be closed, with only the committee members and the testifying witnesses attending. When the appellant appears, he or she shall have the right to be assisted by another faculty member or an advocate.
    4. The committee’s investigation must be completed within twenty-five (25) school days unless there are exceptional circumstances. Permission to exceed the 25-class-day period must be approved by the UF Chair and explained to the appellant.
    5. At the end of its investigation, the Grievances Committee shall submit a report on the case to the President with copies to the Provost, the appellant, and the UF Chair. Page 12 of the University Faculty Bylaws, Amended April 28, 2008 2. Procedures governing faculty dismissal are outlined in SECTION 12 of the UF Guidelines.

This Committee has the following authority:

  • "At the end of its investigation, the Grievances Committee shall submit a report on the case to the President with copies to the Provost, the appellant, and the UF Chair." (Bylaws)

Membership

This standing committee shall consist of four (4) tenured members of the UF and one (1) non-tenured member of the UF

Name

Title/Education

Term

Karen Alkoby

Business

2013- 2016

Emilia Chukwuma

Business

2013-2016

Amy Hile

Education

2012 - 2015

Jeffrey Lewis

Counseling

2010 - 2013

Larry Medwetsky HSLS

2014 - 2015

SL = Sabbatical Leave
*Subject to consensus approval by the Senate


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