The Student Faculty Committee on Grievances
The following information is taken from Motion
US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees.
STUDENT-FACULTY COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES
CHARGE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of the Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances
shall, as designated by OAR 571-03-006, be to: (1) Make itself readily
accessible to all members of the University community, and determine in
each case whether a particular grievance falls within its jurisdiction;
(2) Receive complaints or grievances against officers of
instruction, officers of research, 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 571-03-006.
The membership of the Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances is fixed
by OAR Statute (OAR 571-03-006 (1)) and shall be composed of an equal number
of students and faculty. Suggested membership is 3 faculty and 3 students.
The Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances 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 Secretary of the University Senate 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.
See also US01/02-4
which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:
7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation
are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by
the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the
elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange
for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying
the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number
of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee
or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy,
the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the
Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill
the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall
not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee
or council during the next election cycle if eligible.
Reports to the Senate
For the most part, given the confidential nature of the cases the committee
deals with, the committee either provides no reports or purely proforma
reports to the Senate:
(Student membership not available)
2000-2001: Cynthia Girling, convenor; Ed Kameenui; Anne Leavitt.
2001-2002: Monica Lara, Cynthia Vakareliyska; John Lysaker; Jack Rice,
2002-2003: Jack Rice (convenor), Lysaker, John; Mooney, Jim; Baumgold,
2003-2004: Jack Rice (Convenor), Mooney, Jim; Baumgold, Deborah; Robert
2004-2005: Russ Tomlin (Convenor), Robert O'Brien, Kenneth Doxsee, Deb
2005-2006: Russ Tomlin (Convenor), Kenneth Doxsee, Deb Merskin, Deborah
2006-2007: Russ Tomlin (Convenor), Deborah Bauer, Ellen Herman, Kathleen
2007-2008: Ellen Herman, History; Kathleen Roberts, Education; Patricia Curtin,
Journalism; Russ Tomlin
2008-2009: Russ Tomlin (Convenor), Patricia Curtin, Journalism; Anthony Hornof
(CIS); Ex Offico: Russ Tomlin.
- The membership for 2009/2010 is be available on the University Committee Web Page
2009/10 University Committee Web Page. It will be posted to this archival web page in
late May 2010.