University Faculty Appeals and Grievance Committee


F, Sep 9 M, Sep 26 F, Oct 21 W, Nov 16
W, Jan 25 W,Feb 22 W,Mar 14 W, Apr 18


  • At-Large
    • 2015 Helen Housley (Professor, CAS) – Chair
    • 2016 Venitta McCall (Professor, COE)
  • College Representatives
    • 2015 Marjorie Och (Professor, CAS)
    • 2016 Nicole Myers (Associate, COE)
    • 2016 Kim Kinsley (Senior Lecturer, COB)


2.6.5 This committee meets only when it has an appeal or grievance to consider. It reports to the University Faculty Council in the form of an annual summary of actions taken that year and of procedural issues that need to be addressed. The committee’s duties are to:

.1 Hear faculty appeals, review evidence, and evaluate the procedures followed in cases of dismissal or termination prior to the end of term specified in the current contract or of a tenured appointment, including terminations for cause, financial exigency, or discontinuance of a program (see §4.2);

.2 Hear evidence regarding and make recommendations concerning faculty grievances as defined in section 5.8 of this Handbook. This committee will not hear grievances that are dealt with by their own specific policies and procedures, including an appeal process, as outlined elsewhere in the Handbook, even if such grievances satisfy the definition in section 5.8.1. These include: decisions regarding the awarding or withholding of tenure; actions awarding or withholding promotions; any action related to evaluation of performance or salary adjustment; and disciplinary action taken as a consequence of a determination of racial, sexual, or other forms of discriminatory actions or the creation of an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or study environment. (Also see §5.8.3 for what are considered non-grievable actions.)

.3 Hear evidence, consider procedures followed, and make recommendations in those cases where appeal to this committee has been specified in the Faculty Handbook (e.g. denial of requests for medical leave, leave without pay, etc.)

.4 Serve as the academic freedom committee in cases involving faculty members, as specified in Appendix C.2; and

.5 Perform other duties as assigned by the University Faculty Council.