The Senate Judicial Committee serves as the central judiciary body responsible for hearing cases involving denial of tenure and/or promotion and termination for cause.
2021-22 Senate Judicial Committee Leadership
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
The Senate Judicial Committee meets Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021. Meeting modality for spring semester 2022 will be revisited closer to the end of the 2021 calendar year.
|September 23, 2021||3-5 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|October 21, 2021||3-5 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|November 18, 2021||3-5 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|December 9, 2021||3-5 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|January 20, 2022||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
|February 17, 2022||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
|March 24, 2022||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
|April 14, 2022||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
|May 12, 2022||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year.
Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5
J. JUDICIAL COMMITTEE
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.
Resolutions, Statements, and Letters
- 2013 Rules of Procedure
- SJC Timeline
- Judicial Committee Case Abstracts, 1951-Present
- Avoiding Common Mistakes in the Tenure or Promotion Process: Suggestions for Administrators from the Judicial Committee
Relevant University Policies