Privilege and Tenure (P&T)


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.

The Committee has the responsibility of considering 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 and attempting to find resolutions. Grievances may be concerned with alleged procedural irregularities in the academic personnel process, violation of academic freedom, violation of the right to participate in departmental governance, or harassment for protected categories or for arbitrary or personal reasons.

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.

The Committee on Privilege and Tenure consists of:
  • At least seven faculty members, including one member from the Law School
Members are appointed by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Legislative Assembly for up to 3 years. The Chair is also appointed by the Committee on Committees and confirmed by Legislative Assembly.
The Committee meets every other Thursday afternoon (as needed).
Interactions with Administration
P&T primarily interacts with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, as the Chancellor’s designee, but may also interact with other administrators as needed to request remedies. 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.”

2021-22 P&T Chair: Sandra H. Graham:  [email protected]

Committee Analyst: Marian McKenna Olivas, (310) 206-2469, [email protected]