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210. Committee on Privilege and Tenure – Jurisdiction

(Senate Bylaw 334. *In May 2001, Bylaws 334-337 replaced the former Senate Bylaw governing all divisional Privilege and Tenure activities, Bylaw 335.)

  1. Divisional Privilege and Tenure Committees shall have jurisdiction to deal with three distinct categories of cases:
    1. Grievance cases (SBL 335), where a member of the Senate claims injury through the violation of his/her rights and privileges;
    2. Disciplinary cases (SBL 336), where a member of the Senate is accused of having violated the Faculty Code of Conduct;
    3. Early termination cases (SBL 337), where a Senate or non-Senate faculty member challenges whether there is good cause for his/her early termination.

      Such committees may also be called upon by the campus administration of their Division to render advice on campus policies or local regulations that may affect academic privileges and tenure. [See Legislative Ruling 12.80]

  2. At the end of every year, the Divisional Committee will supply a summary of its cases to the University Committee on Privilege and Tenure, to be used for statistical purposes only. This summary shall not include the name of any individual involved in a case before the Divisional Committee. For any matter held over from the previous year, the Committee shall report the final disposition of the case. The Divisional Committee shall also report any final disagreements with their Chancellor.
  3. After any formal hearing on grievance, discipline, or early termination, upon notice of the Chancellor's tentative decision to disagree with the Privilege and Tenure findings or recommendations, the Chair of the Divisional Privilege and Tenure Committee should either meet with the Chancellor or arrange for the full Divisional Privilege and Tenure Committee to meet with the Chancellor. The Committee is obliged to report the existence of agreement or disagreement with the Chancellor annually to the Division of the Senate, without divulging confidential information.