The Committee on Privilege and Tenure (P&T) has jurisdiction over all matters
affecting the privilege and the tenure of members of the Los Angeles Division and conducts
a hearing in individual cases (P&T
Informational Packet). It is charged with considering and adjudicating complaints
or grievances by members of the Academic Senate (and in some circumstances by non-Senate
faculty members) when they believe that their rights or privileges have been violated.
Grievances may be concerned with alleged procedural irregularities in the academic
personnel process, including prejudicial action based on race, religion, or sex.
The Committee also considers charges of possible violations of the
Faculty Code of
Conduct including the Sexual
Harassment and the
Policies of the
University subsequent to such allegations being referred by the Charges
Committee and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel.
Formal hearings are held in instances where a charge has been filed or further investigation
of a grievance is needed. The Committee recommendations are sent to the Chancellor or the
Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel (Chancellors designee). The Committee also
approves settlements negotiated by the Vice Chancellor. The Committee
normally meets every other week during the academic year.
Potential grievants wishing to discuss their
situation with a Grievance Advisory Committee counselor for assistance are encouraged to call Dayna Baker in the Academic
Senate Office at 310-206-2469 or email
Interactions with Administration
P&T primarily interacts
with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, as the Chancellor’s
designee. At UCLA, as throughout the University of California, faculty
grievances about the conduct of personnel process, as well as alleged
violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct are adjudicated under a system of
“shared governance”. This system mandates that P&T be the investigatory and
judicial agency that conducts hearings and renders decisions about such
The Committee on Privilege and Tenure
consists of seven faculty members, one member from the Law School, appointed by the Committee on
Committees and confirmed by the Legislative Assembly for up to 3 years.
Committee Service: If you are an Academic Senate member and have an interest in serving on this, or any other Academic Senate committee, please take a moment to indicate your preferences for service on our Committee Volunteer Form.
By actively participating in Senate Committees, we ensure that academic and administrative decisions are informed and enriched by broad faculty input. Thank you for your interest in shared Faculty Governance.