(1) A faculty member who wishes to appeal an administrative decision (that is, a decision that does not involve denial of his or her reappointment or promotion) made below the provostial level may file a written appeal with the Provost.
a. After making a preliminary review of the matter, which may include consultations with whomever the Provost deems appropriate, the Provost may grant or deny the appeal or take any action that the Provost deems appropriate. Alternatively, the Provost may remand the matter to a lower administrative level, and/or appoint a Fact-Finder who will investigate the matter and report back to the Provost. The Provost may then grant or deny the appeal or take any action that the Provost deems appropriate. The Provost will inform the appellant of his or her decision.
b. Upon receipt of the Provost’s final decision, the appellant may within 30 days request a further review by the President. The President may decline this request. If the President chooses to consider the appeal, he or she may make any inquiries that the President deems appropriate. Following his or her examination of the case, the President may grant or deny the appeal or take any action that he or she deems appropriate. The President’s decision will be conveyed to the appellant and is final.
(2) A faculty member wishing to appeal an administrative decision made by the Provost or President, may file a written appeal with the President, who will perform the functions assigned to the Provost in Section 4.1.3(1). At the end of the process, the President’s decision will be conveyed to the appellant and is final.