The Judicial Committee shall be composed of at least 9 members of the faculty. Members shall be nominated by the Faculty Committee on Committees with the approval of the Faculty Senate.
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 the Tenure Code in the areas of: academic freedom; personnel (promotion) decisions concerning tenured faculty; personnel decisions concerning probationary faculty; improper refusal of a new appointment to a non-regular faculty member; unrequested leave of absence from disability; termination or suspension of a faculty appointment for cause; termination or suspension in instances of fiscal emergency. Faculty members may lodge these types of complaints directly to the Judicial Committee without first going through other grievance procedures.
c. To hear complaints of faculty members arising either from a case properly before the Judicial Committee as described in Section (b) above, or from a case heard initially before another grievance body (or bodies) at the University. In the latter, that is, the Judicial Committee has appellate jurisdiction over any other case brought by a faculty member who asserts that he or she has been adversely affected by action that violates regulations in Faculty Tenure.
d. 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.
e. To recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.
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