To the extent that the current 2016 Faculty Handbook contains references to how faculty grievances are to be conducted which differ or suggest a conflict or ambiguity in interpretation, the following faculty grievance policy document will govern.
The University of Houston requires that all faculty members be treated fairly and consistently in all matters related to their employment. The university provides faculty with the right to express their grievances through informal and formal avenues. Retaliation in any form against any faculty member for presenting a grievance is prohibited and may itself be grieved. This grievance policy applies to faculty members as well as librarians of the University of Houston Libraries.
NOTE: This policy does not address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct. Any allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct should be filed with the Office of Equal Opportunity Services in accordance with the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (SAM 01.D.08) or the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (SAM 01.D.07).
Please follow the links for information on when, what and how to file a grievance with the University Grievance Committee.
- Faculty Grievance Policy (General Policy)
- Faculty Grievance Committee Operating Procedures
- Faculty Grievance Template Form (* required for submission of a grievance)
Please follow the instructions found on the grievance template form for initial submission of a grievance. Once the template has been completed (including any supporting information) it should be combined into a single PDF file and emailed directly to the Chair of the University Grievance Committee via the email listed in the template form.
Procedures governing the submission, review, investigation and hearing of grievances concerning tenure and promotion are distinct from this grievance process and can be found at the link below or in the Faculty Handbook.