The Faculty of Arts and Science follows the grievance guidelines established by the University which can be found under the following links:
Continuing Contract Faculty
The Make-Up and the Role of the FAS Grievance Committee
The Grievance Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science is a standing committee as follows:
Function: To receive, investigate, and make recommendations concerning grievances with respect to procedural matters pertaining to promotion and tenure decisions, reappointment decisions, as well as other matters and decisions that involve members of the FAS as detailed in the Faculty Handbook; report recommendations to the Dean of the FAS and, if appropriate, to the FAS. Some grievances may not be in the purview of this Committee, and the Committee, in consultation with the Dean of the FAS, may recommend a more appropriate forum within the University.
Composition: Nine tenured full professors elected by the FAS, with three members from each academic division, and six at large continuing contract faculty (senior language lecturer, clinical associate and full professors), two from the Expository Writing Program and four from other units in FAS. Sitting department chairs and program heads may not serve on the Committee on Grievance.
Term: Three years. Structure: The Committee shall elect its Chair annually from among its members. The Chair will appoint a subcommittee consisting of a minimum of three members to review each case and report its recommendations to the full Committee. Members of the Committee shall not sit on a subcommittee dealing with a grievance from a faculty member from the same department. Subcommittees for grievances pertaining to a tenured/tenure track faculty member must have one member from each academic division. Continuing contract faculty may not sit on a grievance pertaining to a tenured/tenure track faculty member.