Grievance Advisory Committee (GAC)


The Grievance Advisory Committee, exclusive of the ex officio members, advises faculty on grievance procedures concerning their rights and privileges and advises all members of the University community on procedures for charges resulting from alleged violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct. It consults, as needed, with 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.

Grievance Advisory Committee (GAC) is primarily advisory for complaints against faculty and/or administration that may be directed to the Charges Committee or to the Committee on Privilege and Tenure (P&T). Committee members make themselves available to be assigend to explain the procedures for grievances (violations of professional rights as faculty) or charges (such as a violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct) and which standing committee (Charges or P&T) is appropriate. The Committee assists faculty, staff, and students in choosing the appropriate route for a formal complaint or grievance.


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 meets for orientation at the start of the year. Members make themselves available on an individual basis for assignments by the committee analyst.

GAC Chair: Mark Greenberg,

Committee Analyst: Marian McKenna Olivas, Committee Analyst, (310) 206-2469,