Southeast Missouri State University

Resolution 04-05 Grievance Committee Charge

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE RESOLUTION 04-05

Approved by the Faculty Senate
November 17,2004

Grievance Committee Charge

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Section 7.612 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws be amended in the following manner:

7.612 Grievance Committee--the membership of the Grievance Committee shall consist of one faculty member from each of the colleges, schools, and Kent Library. The Grievance Committee is charged: to hear and make appropriate recommendations to the Faculty Senate regarding complaints of individuals or of groups of faculty members concerning specific application of University policies, practices, standards, and decisions (e.g., academic freedom, tenure, and due process): to report grievances issues to the Faculty Senate when it believes a grievance has made the issue of broader relevance to the faculty: to hear and make appropriate recommendations regarding complaints or charges of actions implying malfeasance, moral turpitude, or incompetence that are believed to be damaging to the personal and professional reputation of a faculty member or administrative official: to prepare a written report to be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, which within 20 business days shall frame the recommendation of the Grievance Committee to be communicated to the appropriate decision maker(s) or decision-making body(ies) for timely action.

As a result of this resolution, By-Law Section 7.612 will read as follows:

7.612 Grievance Committee--the membership of the Grievance Committee shall consist of one faculty member from each of the colleges, schools, and Kent Library. The Grievance Committee is charged: to hear and make appropriate recommendations regarding complaints of individuals or of groups of faculty members concerning specific application of University policies, practices, standards, and decisions (e.g., academic freedom, tenure, and due process); to report issues to the Faculty Senate when it believes a grievance has made the issue of broader relevance to the faculty; to hear and make appropriate recommendations regarding complaints or charges of actions implying malfeasance, moral turpitude, or incompetence that are believed to be damaging to the personal and professional reputation of a faculty member or administrative official; to prepare a written report to be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, which within 20 business days shall frame the recommendation of the Grievance Committee to be communicated to the appropriate decision maker(s) or decision-making body(ies) for timely action.

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