The Grievance Advisory Committee (Bylaw 95.2) (GAC), is a procedural advisory committee. It does not receive formal grievance complaints, but may advise on available processes, including promoting an informal resolution of the concern.
Exclusive of the ex officio members, GAC faculty members are available on an individual basis:
- to explain grievance procedures for Senate faculty and what constitutes faculty rights and privileges.
- to advise all members of the University community on procedures for charges resulting from alleged violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct.
- to assist faculty, staff, and students in discerning whether their matter is a grievance or charge and with choosing the appropriate route for a formal complaint or grievance. Charges against Senate members are directed to the Charges Committee and grievances (Senate faculty only) are directed or to the Committee on Privilege and Tenure (P&T).
In addition to confidential consultations, GAC advises, as needed, departmental chairs and deans on questions concerning promotion and appointment, as well as disciplinary matters. It also conducts periodic review of the grievance procedures, making recommendations to the Senate regarding required changes or modifications in the system. The Committee meets with individuals as needed and, as a committee, quarterly.
The committee consists of:
- five faculty members appointed for up to 3 years by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Legislative Assembly
- the Chair of Privilege and Tenure, ex officio (non-voting)
- the Chair of Charges, ex officio (non-voting)
Committee on Committees appoints and Legislative Assembly confirms the Chair.
GAC members make themselves available on an individual basis for assignments by the committee analyst.
2023-24 GAC Chair: Mark S. Kaplan, email@example.com
Committee Analyst: Marian McKenna Olivas, Committee Analyst, (310) 206-2469, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership. The committee consists of seven members: five appointed from members of the Senate, the Chair of Privilege and Tenure, ex officio, and the Chair of Charges, ex officio. [AM 5 Jun 06]
- Duties. The committee
- exclusive of the ex officio members, advises members of the faculty on grievance procedures concerning their rights and privileges, and advises all members of the University community on procedures for charges resulting from violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct as contained in Appendix IV of the University of California Manual of the Academic Senate.
- consults with departmental chairs and deans on questions concerning promotion and appointment, when the committee deems it necessary as part of the advisory process. [AM 5 Jun 06]
- conducts periodic review of the grievance procedures, making recommendations to the Senate regarding required changes or modifications in the system. [AM 5 Jun 06]
- maintains a liaison with the appropriate administrative officers. [En 10 Jan 87, Am 23 May 89]