Receives, investigates, and reviews complaints by students against faculty members (concerning academic responsibilities) and makes recommendations to the President.
The responsibilities of the Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances shall, as designated by OAR 571-03-0006, be to: (1) Make itself readily accessible to all members of the University community, and determine in each case whether a particular grievances falls within its jurisdiction; (2) Receive complaints or grievances against faculty, either officers of instruction or officers of administration, arising out of their responsibilities as officers of the institution; (3) Investigate and review these complaints or grievances in an informal manner, affording full opportunity to the concerned faculty member to be heard; (4) Attempt to resolve differences or adjust grievances in an amicable fashion consistent with the understanding of the parties and the best interests of the University; and, (5) Issue such findings and recommendations (furnishing copies to the persons concerned) to either the President (if the grievance was initiated by a faculty member) or the appropriate Vice President (if the grievance was initiated by a student) as appear appropriate under the circumstances. The complete operating procedures for the committee are described in OAR 571-03-0006.
The membership of the Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances is fixed by OAR Statute (OAR 571-03-0006 (1)) and shall be composed of an equal number of students and faculty. Suggested membership is 3 faculty and 3 students.
The committee shall report to the Administration and to the University Senate. At a minimum the report to the University Senate shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.
Additional information can be found on the University Senate Committee Archive page.