Committee on Privilege and Tenure (P&T)

UCLA Royce Hall


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 Scientific Integrity 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 (Chancellor’s 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 matters.


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.