Other Department Guidelines | Kent State University

Other Department Guidelines

  1. Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedures

    1.      Informal Procedure

    Any faculty member who believes that he / she may have a grievance is strongly encouraged, before initiating a formal grievance or appeal, to talk with the Chair about any issue(s) of concern. The Chair may seek the advice and recommendation of individual faculty members or faculty advisory groups in seeking informal resolution of a dispute or complaint.

    2.      Formal Procedure

    Formal procedures for addressing grievances affecting the terms and conditions of employment of faculty are described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Disputes involving substantive academic judgments are subject to a separate academic appeals process governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Faculty grievances that are not directly related to the terms or conditions of employment and are not academic appeals are appropriately addressed within the Department, whenever possible. The Chair and / or faculty members will initiate an informal dialogue with all parties involved in a dispute and strive to reach a resolution agreeable to all parties.

  2. Operating Procedures of the Department of Computer Science

    In addition to the Handbook, the Department will establish a set of Operating Procedures, which will be described in a separate document. Changes to these Operating Procedures may be made by a simple majority vote of the FAC of the Department of Computer Science.