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ERIC Number: ED112796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 37
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Grievance Procedures: A Working Paper.
Furniss, W. Todd
Campus grievance procedures, now mandated for most institutions by the Title IX regulations, ordinarily include informal measures to resolve a grievance, provision for a formal written complaint for the grievant, a grievance committee with a number of roles, a hearing committee for cases involving major policy issues and major sanctions, and a set of policies for the operation and guidance of the grievance system. Grievance procedures have two related functions; to determine whether an injury alleged by the grievant was the result of an error in an institution's policies and procedures or their administration, and if error is established, to determine an equitable redress for the grievant. In the light of the Title IX regulations specifically and of changing social and legal standards more generally, colleges and universities should reexamine their grievance mechanisms with particular attention to the following questions: (1) Is the structure of traditional grievance procedures adequate to today's requirements? (2) Who should participate if the procedures are to operate equitably and promptly? (3) Can informal grievance procedures be strengthened? (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.