Concur with or reverse the negative decision of the Collegewide
Promotion Committee or the vice president.
If the decision is reversed, the Promotion Appeals Committee sends
a positive recommendation to the president.
If the committee concurs with a negative decision, the faculty
member may appeal that decision to the president, provided that the appeal
is based on procedural, rather than substantive, grounds and is
transmitted in writing.
Appeal to the President of the Decision by the Promotion Appeals
If the Promotion Appeals Committee concurs with the negative
decision on substantive grounds, the faculty member may not further appeal
the decision unless the faculty member believes that procedural error,
personal bias, denial of due process, or infringement of academic freedom
significantly contributed to any decisions.
Such appeal must be filed within twenty calendar days after the
faculty member has been informed by the chair of the Promotion Appeals
Committee of the decision. The
appeal to the president must be in writing, with all necessary
documentation. The appeal may
include a request for a hearing stating the reasons why a hearing is
desirable and necessary for the evaluation of the appeal.
The president, with such members of the administrative staff as he
deems appropriate, shall review all appeals submitted in accordance with
this section. The president
will consider all requests for hearings on such appeals and will grant
hearings in those cases where the requests establish to his satisfaction
that a hearing is desirable or necessary.
The president shall have the discretion to conduct such hearings in
conjunction with other members of the college community or may refer the
appeals to the Faculty Grievance Committee for hearings and a report.
Following the review, the president may deny an
appeal, or may take other actions deemed appropriate.
The president may recommend to the Board of Trustees that promotion
be granted or denied. Copies
of the president's recommendations or other actions will be given to the
An appellant whose promotion is not recommended will receive a
written statement from the president explaining why the application was
Notwithstanding rebuttals or appeals, faculty members may seek redress to an alleged infraction of the CODE through the college's grievance procedures.