MU Faculty Trying New Grievance Process
COLUMBIA (AP) -- The University of Missouri-Columbia and other UM system campuses have been trying a new grievance process for the past two years, and will vote soon on whether to make the pilot process permanent.
Critics of the new process say not one faculty member has won a case since the process went into effect. Under the pilot process, a faculty member files a complaint against a superior, and the panel reviews the case.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that of nine grievances filed under the process, four have been dismissed.
Faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Missouri-St. Louis have approved the plan, and professors on the Rolla campuses voted it down. Three of the four campuses must approve it for the grievance process to be implemented system-wide.