A. Grievance. A grievance is a complaint in writing made to an administrative officer of the University concerning a decision, made by a person or group of persons acting in an official University capacity, that directly or adversely affects the grievant as an individual in his or her professional academic capacity. A grievance does not include dissatisfaction with a University policy of general application challenged on the ground that the policy is unfair or inadvisable.
B. Coverage. A grievance may be filed and the appeal procedure hereunder may be utilized by any member of the Academic Staff-Teaching or Academic Staff-Research (as defined in Chapter 6 of the Stanford University Faculty Handbook and Chapter 9 of The Research Policy Handbook).