Texas Education Code

Sec. § 51.960
Grievance Rights on Certain Personnel Issues


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Faculty member” means a person employed full-time by an institution of higher education as a member of the institution’s faculty, including professional librarians, whose duties include teaching, research, administration, or the performance of professional services. The term does not include a person who holds faculty rank but who spends the majority of the person’s time for the institution engaged in managerial or supervisory activities, including a chancellor, vice chancellor, president, vice president, provost, associate or assistant provost, dean, or associate or assistant dean.

(2)

“Institution of higher education” has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003 (Definitions).

(b)

A faculty member at an institution of higher education has a right to present a grievance, in person, to a member of the institution’s administration designated by the governing board of the institution on an issue related to the nonrenewal or termination of the faculty member’s employment at the institution.

(c)

An institution may not, by contract, policy, or procedure, restrict a faculty member’s right to present a grievance under this section. An institution may adopt a method for presenting, reviewing, and acting on a grievance filed under this section.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 870, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

(1)

“Faculty member” means a person employed full-time by an institution of higher education as a member of the institution’s faculty, including professional librarians, whose duties include teaching, research, administration, or the performance of professional services. The term does not include a person who holds faculty rank but who spends the majority of the person’s time for the institution engaged in managerial or supervisory activities, including a chancellor, vice chancellor, president, vice president, provost, associate or assistant provost, dean, or associate or assistant dean.

(2)

“Institution of higher education” has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003 (Donation of Reimbursement).

(b)

A faculty member at an institution of higher education has a right to present a grievance, in person, to a member of the institution’s administration designated by the governing board of the institution on an issue related to the nonrenewal or termination of the faculty member’s employment at the institution.

(c)

An institution may not, by contract, policy, or procedure, restrict a faculty member’s right to present a grievance under this section. An institution may adopt a method for presenting, reviewing, and acting on a grievance filed under this section.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 870, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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