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Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities is charged to: do the following:

  • Formulate and recommend standards defining the professional rights and responsibilities of the faculty, and propose legislation and/or procedures appropriate to their enforcement.
  • Conduct grievance and disciplinary hearings as outlined in the Miami University Policy and Information Manual
  • Consider and, at its discretion, report to the President and the Provost alleged infractions of faculty rights and responsibilities.
  • Act as a continuing advisory body to the President on matters of University policy and operation that affect the professional rights and responsibilities of the faculty.
  • Review the Miami University Policy and Information Manual on matters pertaining to faculty rights and responsibilities, and to recommend changes, as appropriate, to the President.
  • Review departmental and divisional definitions and elaborations of University promotion and tenure criteria when requested to do so by a faculty member, in order to decide whether those departmental and divisional policies are consistent with all University policy.
  • Report annually to Faculty Assembly on matters considered by the Committee.

The Chair and individual members of the Committee are available to any member of the University community who wishes to discuss aspects of faculty rights and responsibilities in general or as related to his or her personal situation, or who wishes to report alleged infractions, or to file a grievance or complaint according to the Miami University Policy and Information Manual.

Composition

The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities is a standing committee of Faculty Assembly, composed of eight (8) tenured members of the faculty without official administrative appointment, and who may not serve concurrently on University Senate. The term of membership is three (3) years.

Term Expires: 2020

Chair

  • TBD

Vice-Chair

  • TBD

Faculty Members