Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedures | Kent State University

Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedures

  1. Informational Procedure

    Any faculty member with a grievance is strongly encouraged, before initiating formal grievance or appeal procedures, to communicate with the Department Chairperson.  The Chairperson may ask for the advice and recommendation of individual faculty members or faculty groups in seeking a solution to complaints and problems.

  2. Formal Procedures

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

               Faculty grievances that are not directly related to terms or conditions of employment and are not academic appeals are appropriately addressed within the Department.  The Chairperson and/or faculty members will initiate an informal dialogue with the parties involved and strive to provide a solution amenable to all.