Clemson University Faculty Dispute Resolution

1.  Clemson University provides four mechanisms for the resolution of conflicts:

     a. If a faculty member believes another faculty member is not complying with the provisions of this Faculty Manual, they may use the Faculty Manual Violation procedure specified in Chapter ii d. 
     b. Other conflicts may be resolved using the Grievance Process described in this chapter.
        i. The Grievance Process conforms to South Carolina State Law regarding grievance processes for state employees in higher education.
     c. Other conflicts may be resolved through the Formal Complaint Procedure described in this Chapter.
     d. The Office of Access and Equity monitors the University’s compliance with all federal, state and University policies related to equitable treatment and unlawful discrimination and is one resource for faculty who feel aggrieved for reasons related to unlawful discrimination

To fully understand the University grievance process refer to Chapter V of the Faculty Manual for full details. Please review this information before beginning the grievance process.

Contact the Ombudsperson, Grievance Coordinator and Grievance Consultants directly. Grievance Consultants do not advise faculty members or administrators from their own colleges.  

Ombudsperson for Faculty and Students
R. Gordon Halfacre, 864-656-4353

Grievance Coordinator
William Everroad, 

University Grievance Consultants

Grievance consultants do not advise faculty members or administrators from their own colleges.

Marieke Van Puymbroeck, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Cheryl Ingram-Smith, College of Science

Administrators can contact:
Denise Anderson, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Science

Annual Reports

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

Forms Related to Faculty Dispute Resolutions