Faculty Senate

Grievance Procedures

A formal grievance procedure is available to faculty members to facilitate the redress of alleged infractions of Clemson faculty policies and procedures. Any person holding a faculty appointment at Clemson University, including academic administrators, may file a grievance under the procedure described in Part V. Grievance Procedures of the Faculty Manual. Category I grievances address such matters as dismissal, termination, unlawful discrimination, or violation of academic freedom. Category II grievances address unfair or improper application of administrative authority or allegations of lack of civility and/or lack of professional responsibility. In all cases the burden of proof rests on the faculty member who has filed the petition.

FAQ’s are provided, but to fully understand and begin the grievance process refer to Part V. Grievance Procedures of the Faculty Manual for full details.

The Ombudsperson and Grievance Counselors SHOULD BE contacted directly. The Grievance Board and Senior Lecturer Consultants should NOT be contacted directly, that process is administered through the Program Coordinator within the Faculty Senate office. There is a roster of the Grievance Board, Senior Lecturer Consultants, Grievance Counselors, Ombudsperson, and Faculty Manual Editorial Consultant, which is published annually in the Faculty Senate Handbook.

Ombudsperson for Faculty and Students
Annual Reports

Once each academic year, the Chair of the Grievance Board shall give the Faculty Senate a summary report concerning grievance activities.

January 2014

February 2013

Violations of the Faculty Manual

Different from the University Grievance Procedure, is an alleged Violation of the Faculty Manual. If the procedures and policies outlined in the Faculty Manual have not been followed, a written and signed report should be made to the President of the Faculty Senate.

For full details, refer to the most recent Faculty Manual, Part II. Introduction, Section D. Alleged Violations of the Manual.