Faculty Grievance Appeal

Brief Description: 

This an appeals committees mandated by Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 571-003-0007.

Charge and Responsibilities: 

The Grievance Appeal Committee shall hear, on request of the faculty member grieving at Step Two, all grievances excepting those concerning denial of promotion, denial of tenure (or denial of both), or failure to renew an appointment in violation of the grievant's rights. Committee members shall be unclassified academic employees with faculty rank. The term of office is three years.


Taken from OAR 571-003-0007

2 (a)The committee shall have its five members elected by the non-students eligible to vote at meetings of the University Assembly;

(b) Committee members shall be unclassified academic employees with faculty rank. The Committee on Committees shall insure a slate of at least two candidates each year for each open position. Candidates may also be nominated by petition which must be signed by at least ten valid signatures of voting faculty. Petitions shall be distributed by the Secretary of the Faculty. Ballots shall contain candidates nominated by the Committee on Committees and those nominated by petition;

(c) Members of the Grievance Appeal Committee may not serve successive terms;

(d) At the time of the first election, by lot one member shall be elected for a one-year term, two for a two-year term, and two for a three-year term. Thereafter, as terms expire, new members shall be elected to three-year terms.


Since it is an appeal committee, the committee only files "pro-forma" reports to the Senate every year that are not substantive in nature.

Current Members: 
MemberUnitContactTerm Exp Chair
David Luebke Historydluebke@uoregon.edu 2017 
David Riley Music & Dancedriley@uoregon.edu2017 
Cynthia VakareilyskaLinguisticsvakarel@uoregon.edu2016 Chair
Adell AmosLawaamos@uoregon.edu2018 
Tom LiningerLawlininger@uoregon.edu2018 

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Additional Information: 

Additional information can be found on the University Senate Committee Archive page.