Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5


The Judicial Committee hears complaints from faculty members who claim a violation under Faculty Tenure.


The Judicial Committee shall be composed of:
at least 15 tenured faculty members.

Members shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To discharge the powers, duties, and procedures of the Judicial Committee as set forth in Faculty Tenure and in the Judicial Committee's Rules of Procedure.

b. To hear complaints by faculty members claiming violations to Faculty Tenure. The Committee has original jurisdiction in cases arising under sections 1, 4, 6, 7, 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 or 14. The Committee has appellate jurisdiction in all other faculty cases that have been heard before an appropriate University body (such as the Conflict Resolution Office) and that allege a violation of Faculty Tenure.

c. To cooperate with other grievance bodies or related committees, especially the University Conflict Resolution Office and the University Conflict Resolution Committee regarding the routing of complaints and appeals; and to make recommendations regarding them.

d. To recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)

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