Policy Regarding Faculty Grievances and Allegations of Harassment
MPAS Program faculty with grievances - that cannot be rectified with parties involved - should be addressed to the Department Chair/Program Director or, if involving the Department Chair/Program Director, addressed to the SHS Dean or, if involving the SHS Dean addressed to the College’s Faculty Advisory Committee. This committee serves as the official committee to hear professional grievances and to advise tenured faculty in matters of termination of appointments, or faculty of alleged violations of the principles of academic freedom or tenure, or other professional concerns or grievances. It represents tenured or tenure-track faculty on any matter which requires such representation before the Board of Trustees. It also represents full-time non-tenure-track faculty and persons with faculty status in any teaching-related grievances. Whenever this committee is called upon to act as a Grievance Committee, only the tenured committee members will consider the grievance. Further details regarding faculty grievances are outlined in the E&H Faculty Handbook which is readily available to all faculty on the E&H Website accessible by faculty.
Allegations of Harassment
Emory & Henry College does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community, faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors, contractors or third parties, against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or genetic information in matters of employment, admissions, housing, services or its education programs and activities. Emory & Henry College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual. Harassment, whether verbal, physical, electronic or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics, is a form of discrimination. This includes harassing conduct affecting tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s academic or work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would perceive as an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Inquiries or complaints related to discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Director of Human Resources. The College’s Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy can be found in Appendix A of the Colleges Employee Manual (readily available on the E&H Website for all faculty and staff) and outlines full details related to the policy statements, complaint procedures, reporting, investigation, and resolution of a discrimination complaint.