Committees formed from the Faculty Hearings Panel consider appeals from tenured faculty members in cases of suspension or discharge or cases of disruption.
A. The Faculty Hearings Panel is constituted as follows: Each college elects a number of faculty to serve on the Panel; the number from each college is equal to one-half of the number of Senators from that college, rounded down when necessary, plus one. The same people eligible to vote in Senate elections are eligible to vote for members of the Panel. Eligibility for membership on the Panel is the same as for serving on the Faculty Senate with the exclusion of faculty without permanent tenure and members of the Faculty Mediation Panel.
B. Members of the Panel are elected by the faculty of each college for a four-year term. They are ineligible for immediate re-election. After having served for one term, they become eligible again after the passage of four years. Elections are held annually in the Spring and terms of members are staggered whenever possible. Procedures of elections coincide with those of the Faculty Senate elections.