UW-Whitewater University Handbook
Faculty Disciplinary Hearing Committee
To hear dismissal charges against a faculty member under UWS 4.03 of the
Wisconsin Administrative Code.
To hear charges against a faculty member under UWS 6.01 of the Wisconsin
Administrative Code and VI, A, (7), (8), (9), and (10) of the University's
Faculty Personnel Rules.
Five members and five alternate members of the committee: one tenured
faculty and one alternte member (also a tenured faculty member) elected
by and from each of the four colleges, plus one tenured faculty and one
alternate member (also a tenured faculty member) elected by and from At
Two years for the members and the alternate members, staggered. Subsequent
to the initial establishment of the committee, the following shall be the
process for staggering: Colleges of Business & Economics and Arts &
Communications in odd years and Colleges of Education and Letters &
Sciences and At Large in even years. An exception is provided in the following
for the extension of the term of a set of individuals in order to complete
the work of a specific hearing, should it extend beyond the two year term.
COMMITTEE REFORMATION PROCESS FOR A HEARING
When a faculty member requests a hearing under UWS 4 or 6, the Chair of
the Faculty Senate, or if the Chair is unable to act, then the Secretary
of the Faculty Senate, shall call the initial organization meeting of the
committee's members and alternate members.
The Chair of the Faculty Senate, or if the Chair is unable to act, then
the Secretary of the Faculty Senate, shall eliminate from the committee
any member and any alternate member who has a conflict of interest regarding
the hearing, or who participated in the drafting or investigating of the
charges, or who will be called as a witness by either party for the hearing,
or who is assisting either party for the hearing. Either party may request
the removal of one committee member. Such request may be made without reason
given, but must be made within 15 calendar days of notice of action against
a faculty member under UWS 4.03 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code or
under UWS 6.01 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and VI, A, (7), (8),
(9), and (10) of the University's Faculty Personnel Rules.
If a committee member from a constituency is eliminated for any of the
aforementioned reasons, then the alternate member from that constituency
shall take the member's place for that hearing.
If a member and an alternate member from a particular constituency have
both been eliminated for a hearing, then an alternate member from another
constituency would be chosen at random.
The committee for each specific hearing (as reconstituted in the above)
shall elect its own chair. The committee is now ready to perform its functions.
If the work pertaining to a hearing is not completed within an academic
year and if it has to go into the next academic year, then the same individuals
of the committee for that hearing shall continue the work on the hearing
until it is completed.
The committee would submit a report of the findings and recommendations
of the hearing to the Faculty Senate Chair and the Chancellor.
Should there be a need for another new hearing for another faculty member
when a set of five members and/or alternate members are already conducting
an existing hearing, then the Chair of the Faculty Senate (or the Secretary
of the Faculty Senate) shall call an initial organization meeting of the
remaining five members and/or alternate members to form a committee for
a different, new hearing. All applicable steps from #2 above shall also
be performed for this new hearing. Should the committee for the new hearing
end up with less than five members because of elimination, then the chair
of the committee of the new hearing shall contact the chair of the committee
of the existing hearing to seek a member for also serving on the new hearing.
|Frank Hanson (Arts & Communication)
|Tom Colwin (Arts & Communication Alternate)
|Alka Arora (Business & Economics)
|VACANT (Business & Economics Alternate)
|Katy Heyning (Education)
|Wallace Sherlock (Education Alternate)
|Zohreh Ghavamshahidi (Letters & Sciences)
|Warren Shibles (Letters & Sciences Alternate)
|Vicky Topp (At-large)
|Anne Stinson (At-large Alternate)