Faculty Grievance Policy and Procedures

Policy Memorandum No. 133

Recommended by the Commission on Faculty Affairs
Approved by University Council: April 5, 1993
Approved by the President: April 5, 1993
Approved by the Board of Visitors: April 26, 1993
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Faculty Affairs, approved the Proposed revision of the Faculty Grievance Policy and Procedures (Section 2.11 of the Faculty Handbook). This revision provides a procedure as the means for resolution of grievances against a member or members of the University administration brought by members of the instructional faculty, or library or Extension and Public Service faculty on continued appointment.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the makeup and procedures of the Faculty Review Committee (FRC) were first instituted in 1987; and

WHEREAS, experiences of the FRC have led to an increase in the size of that committee as well as proposed improvements in procedures; and

WHEREAS, these revised procedures have been made available as an optional alternative to the original procedures for cases before the FRC for more than a year; and

WHEREAS, both sides have consistently elected to operate under the revised procedures; and

WHEREAS, the revised procedures will expedite the handling of cases before the FRC in a timely manner;

WHEREAS, CFA and the Faculty Senate have considered the new procedures at length, incorporating concerns and suggestions in the process, and that further revisions and refinements may be considered as needed at a later date;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that section 2.11 of the Faculty Handbook be replaced with the revised grievance procedures for instructional faculty, and library, extension, and public service faculty on continued appointment. These procedures will also be applicable for administrative and professional faculty and research faculty on special faculty appointments until separate grievance procedures are approved by University Council. The Faculty Review Committee shall provide a report to the Commission on Faculty Affairs prior to Fall 1996, or earlier if needed, discussing the effectiveness of the new procedures and suggestions for revisions or alternatives if warranted.

The text of the grievance procedures will be incorporated in the Faculty Handbook.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm133