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Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee shall have jurisdiction, through its hearing panels, to hear grievances, as defined by University rules, brought to its attention by any faculty member in relation to the University practice in professional relations, professional ethics, academic freedom, conditions of employment (including the termination or suspension of tenured and nontenured faculty), and general faculty welfare.

The Committee is empowered to create hearing panels for the consideration of individual cases. The Grievance Committee will report each term to the Faculty Senate. Action by a Grievance Committee hearing panel in no way precludes a faculty member from seeking redress through other official means; however, no other University committee shall serve as an appeals committee for cases initially heard by the Grievance Committee.

The Chairperson of the Elections Committee shall, through the Faculty Senate Coordinator, notify each college scheduled to nominate candidates for this Committee. The faculty of that unit shall, through procedures it shall determine, nominate from its ranks at least twice the number of faculty members to be elected. Additional nominations shall be taken from the floor of the Senate. Election shall be by the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms to begin July 1. Each college shall have one representative; the Colleges of Education, Business, and Social Sciences shall have an additional representative; and the College of Arts and Sciences shall have four additional representatives.

The Steering Committee shall appoint the chairperson.


Jack Fiorito, Business
Shelley Greenberg, Business
Michelle Kazmer, Communication and Information, chair
David Landau, Law
Valliere Richard Auzenne, Film
Kimberly Van Weelden, Music
Lisa Wakamiya, Arts and Sciences
Kathleen Yancey, Arts and Sciences

William Bales, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Carolyn Herrington, Education
Kate Petersen, Arts and Sciences
Marlo Ransdell, Fine Arts
Oliver Steinbock, Arts and Sciences
Lee Stepina, Business
Mei Zhang, Engineering

Lara Balbis, Nursing
Christopher Coutts, Social Sciences and Public Policy
Vanessa Dennen, Education
Tom Keller, Arts and Sciences
Robert Moffatt, Human Sciences
Michael Nair-Collins, Medicine
Melissa Radey, Social Work
Koji Ueno, Social Sciences and Public Policy

Year-End Report: 2016-17