How to Report a Problem or Complaint
Faculty members with a problem or complaint should present it first to the dean of their school. This may be done orally, or in writing if either the faculty member or the dean thinks this is preferable.
If the faculty member is not satisfied with the decision of the dean, he or she may appeal the decision in writing to the School-Level Grievance Committee (if one exists). If the faculty member is not satisfied with the recommendation of the grievance committee or the dean's response to that recommendation, he or she may appeal in writing to the vice chancellor for academic affairs.
If the faculty member regards the decision of the vice chancellor as unfair, he or she may appeal in writing to the Faculty Board of Review (FBR) except in promotion and tenure cases. Procedures for handling an FBR case are described in By-Law No. 3 in the Appendix. The FBR will not take appeal cases regarding promotion and tenure until after the chancellor has announced a decision on the promotion or tenure recommendation.