UW-Whitewater University Handbook


Faculty Disciplinary Hearing Committee

FUNCTION
  1. To hear dismissal charges against a faculty member under UWS 4.03 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
  2. 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.
MEMBERSHIP

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 Large.

TERM

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The committee would submit a report of the findings and recommendations of the hearing to the Faculty Senate Chair and the Chancellor.
  8. 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.

 
 
MEMBERS 2004-2005 TERM EXPIRES
Frank Hanson (Arts & Communication) 2005
Tom Colwin (Arts & Communication Alternate) 2005
Alka Arora (Business & Economics) 2005
VACANT (Business & Economics Alternate) 2005
Katy Heyning (Education) 2006
Wallace Sherlock (Education Alternate) 2006
Zohreh Ghavamshahidi (Letters & Sciences) 2006
Warren Shibles (Letters & Sciences Alternate) 2006
Vicky Topp (At-large) 2006
Anne Stinson (At-large Alternate) 2006



 
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