Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedures | Philosophy Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Faculty Grievance and Appeal Procedures

University Policies 3342-6-14, 6-15, and 6-16 on Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment, respectively (Addenda A-C of the Collective Bargaining Agreement) and Article VII, Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement specify the necessary procedures for appealing decisions involving a substantive academic judgment. These include decisions concerning reappointment, tenure, promotion, academic freedom, professional ethics, or sanctions for cause.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article VII, Section 1) specifies the grievance and arbitration procedures for complaints that do not involve substantive academic judgment. The Department of Philosophy acknowledges and endorses the ideal expressed in the Agreement that “all disputes should be resolved informally, whenever possible, before the filing of a formal grievance” and likewise encourages “open communications so that resort to the formal grievance procedure will not be necessary” (Article VII, Section 1. C. 1.).