Faculty Grievance Review Board

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Manal and Hiranya Hamzeh and Roychowwdhury

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Faculty Grievance Review Board

Effective date of establishment

01/2010

Authorized by

Administrative Rules and Procedures (ARP)

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Exec Vice President and Provost

Scope of Impact

System

Type of Board

Standing

Purpose

The purpose of the FGRB is to be the vehicle that provides eligible faculty members with a process through which faculty members may seek redress for grievable issues and may seek resolution of disagreements/disputes arising in the workplace.

Authority

The jurisdiction of the FGRB includes faculty grievances of all types, EXCEPT for issues subject to an appeal or review process covered in another policy or rule, and except for some non-grievable issues such as job direction, non-renewal of annual employment, the merits of promotion and tenure, disputed matters that fall within the jurisdiction of another NMSU entity or hearing body, reassignment or transfer, changes in status of an academic administration position, or a resignation that has been sent and received.

MEMBERSHIP

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Through election within the Board.

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Manal . &. Hiranya Hamazeh. &. Roychowdhury

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Manal and Hiranya Hamzeh and Roychowwdhury

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Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Manal and Hiranya Hamzeh and Roychowwdhury

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Manal and Hiranya Hamzeh and Roychowwdhury

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Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

As Individuals

Position appointment description

Members are elected by peers. Elected members serve a three year term and shall serve no more than two consecutive 3-year elected terms. Nominations are made so that no Faculty Senate electing group shall have more than three members on the FGRB and no department will have more than one.
The Provost forwards at least two department head nominations for each vacant position through the Faculty Senate which elects the member.

Is membership representative?

Yes

Please describe how the membership is representative.

The composition of the board includes tenure/tenured track, college non-tenure track, and department heads. There is variation so that no one department shall have more than one FGRB member.

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

The FRGB shall consist of a total of 9 faculty members (4 tenured/tenure track, 2 college non-tenure track, and 3 department heads). Elections are held in the Fall semester. Nominations are the result of a general announcement calling for nominees, including self-nominations. The faculty shall elect the members from a complete list of nominees. For the department head faculty, a general call through the NMSU system is done and the Executive Vice President and Provost will forward at least two nominations for each vacant position to the Faculty Senate Chair who will elect the member.

What are the terms of appointment?

Members are elected in the Fall and begin their 3 year term on the first day faculty report the following Spring semester

Are terms staggered?

Yes

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

No member can serve more than two consecutive 3 year terms. If there is a vacancy during a member's term, the Faculty Senate Chair announces the vacancy system wide and asks for names of those willing to serve. The Faculty Senate Chair selects from the names of individuals to serve.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

If there is a vacancy during a member's term, the Faculty Senate Chair announces the vacancy system wide and asks for names of those willing to serve. The Faculty Senate Chair selects from the names of individuals to serve

Member List
Name Title Member Type
David Keys Assoc. Professor Voting Member
Alyne Fulte College Faculty Voting Member
Hiranya S. Roychowdhury Professor Voting Member
Manal Hamzeh Assoc. Professor Voting Member
Michelle Nishiguchi Professor and Dept Head Voting Member
Gary Rayson Professor Voting Member
Leonard Lauriault College Faculty Voting Member
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

None

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

NA

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

Most of the discussions and administrative meetings were conducted electronically through emails.

Major Accomplishments

We have been successful at determining if cases are or are not within the jurisdiction of the FGRB.
Three members attended the State of New Mexico Alternatve Dispute Training on Conflict Resolution. This was held May 3 and 4, 2018.


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