||Faculty Grievance Committee
Over the past year, the Grievance Committee has met with two faculty
previously involved in formal grievance procedures with the University.
It was the majority opinion after these meetings that our formal grievance
procedure is somewhat flawed and warrants close scrutiny. As chair
of the Grievance Committee, I am assuming that this will be a formal
charge to the committee for the 2002-2003 term.
There have been a total of eleven contacts with the chair of the committee
regarding complaints involving alleged retaliation and/or discrimination
and denial of promotion and tenure. Two of these cases will go forward
as formal grievances. One of the subcommittees has been formed and
it will begin work this summer.
Of special significance is a written response from President Faulkner
to the "Report and Recommendation from the Faculty Grievance
582-585, which can be viewed at http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/1999-2000/legislation/grievance_rpt.html
on the Faculty Council Web site. I thank President Faulkner. The president's
response can be seen on the Faculty Council "Status of Legislation"
My appreciation goes to those members of the committee who have given
of their time and expertise during this academic year and to the members
who will serve on subcommittees over the coming months.
Submitted on behalf of the members of the Faculty Grievance Committee:
|Neal Armstrong, civil engineering
||Alan Friedman, English
|Gerard Béhague, music
||Robert Jensen, journalism
|Douglas Biow, French and Italian
||David Nancarrow, theatre and dance
|Michael Churgin, law
||Martha Newman, history
|Alan Combs, pharmacy
||Alba Ortiz, special education
|James Dietrick, accounting
||Lorenzo Sadun, mathematics
|Frank Donahue, Germanic studies
||Helena Woodard, English
|James Fredrickson, management
||Martha Hilley (music), chair
This document was posted on the Faculty Council Web site, www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/
on July 29, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office
of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.