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. 

2023-24 Senate Judicial Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2023-24 Meeting Schedule

The Senate Judicial Committee meets Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

September 21, 20233-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
October 26, 20233-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
November 16, 20233-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
December 7, 20233-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
January 18, 20243-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
February 15, 20243-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
March 14, 20243-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
April 11, 20243-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom
May 9, 20243-5 p.m.Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year. 

Committee Charge

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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