The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Faculty Complaints Policy (FAC 9.C)

Original Issuance Date: MMMM DD, YYYY
Last Revision Date: MMMM DD, YYYY
Next Review Date: MMMM DD, YYYY

1. PURPOSE

2. RESPONSIBLE OFFICER

3. SCOPE

4. BACKGROUND

5. DEFINITIONS

6. POLICY STATEMENT

Part C Faculty Complaints

UWS 6.01 {Complaints} of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Rules of the Board of Regents

FAC 9.C.2. Definition and Purpose.

A formal complaint expresses an objection to perceived misconduct and seeks disciplinary action against the offender. The purpose of this procedure is to provide a means by which administrators, students, academic staff members, other faculty members, classified staff members or members of the general public may bring a complaint against the conduct of a faculty member.

FAC 9.D.3. Grievance Procedure (Faculty)

https://uwosh.edu/policy/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2020/01/Faculty_Grievance_FINAL_012820.pdf

Original Issuance Date: 1988-89
Last Revision Date: December 12, 2019
Next Review Date: December 12, 2024
1. PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to update policy language to comply with recent System audit for faculty
grievance procedure.
2. RESPONSIBLE OFFICER
AVC for Human Resources
3. SCOPE
This policy applies to faculty.
4. BACKGROUND
A recent System Audit showed that UWO was missing a key line identifying who will act as the impartial
hearing officer.
5. DEFINITIONS
N/A
6. POLICY STATEMENT
FAC 9.D.3. Grievance Procedure.
3) If the administrative review fails to resolve the problem to the satisfaction of the grievant, the
grievant may file a request for review by the Faculty Hearing Committee. If the request follows
administrative review, it must be filed within ten working days after the grievant has received notice
of the results of the administrative review.
Following the procedures outlined in the sub-chapter titled “Faculty Senate Hearing Committee,” the
chairperson of the Faculty Hearing Committee shall convene a subcommittee of five faculty who shall
review the grievance and within ten working days determine if there exist sufficient grounds for a
hearing. If the subcommittee decides to deny the grievant a hearing, its chairperson shall inform the
grievant in writing of the reasons for the denial and shall distribute copies of its rationale to the
Chancellor and other parties to the grievance.
If the subcommittee decides that a hearing is warranted, it shall conduct its hearing in accord
with the procedures outlined in the sub-chapter titled “Faculty Senate Hearing Committee.” It
shall complete its hearing within thirty working days unless because of extenuating circumstance the
deadline is extended by mutual agreement of the grievant and the chairperson of the subcommittee
or by order of the subcommittee. At the conclusion of the hearing, the subcommittee shall transmit
its findings and recommendations to the grievant and to other parties to the grievance and to the
Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate for submission to the Chancellor.
1-28-2020
7. REFERENCES
Link to FAC 9.D.3.
https://www.uwosh.edu/provost/Main%20Highlight/handbooks/online-faculty-staff-handbook/
faculty/faculty-chapter-9/reviewing-faculty-concerns/part-d-faculty-grievances-314/fac-9-d-3-
grievance-procedure
8. PROCEDURES
See link above
9. REVISION HISTORY
12/10/2019 Approved by Faculty Senate
10. CHANCELLOR’S APPROVAL
1/28/2020 Approved by Chancellor

7. REFERENCES

8. PROCEDURES

9. REVISION HISTORY