University Senate Judicial Board
University Senate Judicial Board Jurisdiction over disputes and appeals, per University Senate Code Article XII.
(b) Responsibilities: The Judicial Board shall act to resolve, to whatever extent possible, conflicts, complaints and grievances subject to its jurisdiction and arising within the University community, to hear appeals from other bodies where appropriate Rules and Regulations so provide, and, subject to and in accordance with the control of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents as provided by law, to recommend solutions.
Contact University Governance, 785-864-5169 for further information regarding conflict resolution and jurisdiction and how to file a complaint, grievance or appeal.
|Type of dispute||Initial Jurisdiction||Appeals|
Disputes involving faculty members and questions of academic freedom, tenure rights, dismissal, appointment, promotion, reappointment, and non-reappointment, or any other Faculty Right enumerated in Article III of the Code of Faculty Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct. (USRR 6.4.1)
Faculty Rights Board is the hearing body. (USRR 126.96.36.199)
No appeal is available from a decision made by FRB.
|Disputes involving questions of any faculty right, as enumerated in Article III of the Code of Faculty Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct, that leads to a sanction of a faculty member. (USRR 6.4.2)|
Faculty Rights Board (FRB) is the Hearing Body for appeals of faculty rights and major sanctions. (USRR 188.8.131.52)
|No appeal is available from a decision made by fRB (USRR 184.108.40.206)|
|Hearing Panel of the Judicial Board. (USRR 220.127.116.11)||Judicial Board Appeal Panel may hear an appeal of a Judicial Board initial hearing, involving minor sanctions. (USRR 18.104.22.168)|
Disputes involving alleged academic misconduct by faculty or students and alleged violations of student rights by faculty or staff.
|Unit level grievance procedures, or a Judicial Board hearing panel may hear at the unit level if both parties agree (USRR 22.214.171.124) , and the Judicial Board Chair rules that the Judicial Board Hearing Panel may hear (USRR 6.5.2)|
Judicial Board Appeal Panel may hear an appeal from either a unit level or Judicial Hearing Board. (USRR 126.96.36.199)
Grade Appeals (USRR 6.4.4)
Hearing at Unit level (USRR 188.8.131.52)
A Judicial Board Appeal Panel may consider an appeal. (USRR 184.108.40.206)
Disputes involving allegations of discrimination (USRR 6.4.5.)
IOA Conducts Investigation. (USRR 220.127.116.11)
Parties may appeal to the administrative officer or body appropriate to the individual’s status within the University.
|Revocation of parking permit (USRR 6.4.7)||Hearing. Court of Parking Appeals|
|Disputes involving alleged violations by a student of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (nonacademic misconduct). (USRR 6.4.9)|
Hearing with Vice Provost
A Judicial board Appeal panel may consider an appeal. (USRR 18.104.22.168)
Disputes involving violations by a student of the Student Senate Election Code(USRR 6.4.10)
Hearing with Student Election Commission
Appeal: A Judicial Board Appeal panel may consider an appeal .
The Judicial Board does not have Jurisdiction for: