The Panel shall consist of twelve to sixteen members, elected according
to the procedures described below. At least four of the members
shall be former members of the Status Committee.
In March or April of each year, each division shall nominate two tenured
persons, of whom at least one shall be a former member of the Status
Committee. From these nominations the faculty as a whole shall
elect one member from each division to serve as members of the Panel. If
this election results in there being fewer than four Status Committee
alumni/ae on the Panel, including members continuing from the preceding
year, an additional faculty-wide election shall be held, using the
roster of eligible Status Committee alumni/ae as the nominee list,
to ensure that four members of the Panel are Status Committee alumni/ae.
All members, except as noted below, shall be elected for three-year
terms, so arranged that approximately one-third of the membership is
elected each year. A Panel member may be reelected for one additional
term, but is then ineligible for three years before s/he can be considered
again for election. A Panel member who goes on sabbatical or
other leave for one semester or less remains on the Panel but will
not be asked to serve on committees during that period. If a
divisional representative leaves the Panel before his/her term expires,
the vacancy shall be filled at the next spring election for the remainder
of the three-year term, following the procedure set forth in the preceding
paragraph. A Panel member whose term ends while s/he is
serving on a Hearing, Appeal, Mediation, or Grievance committee will
continue as a member of that committee until its work is completed.
A faculty member serving on the Appeals and Grievances Panel may not
serve concurrently on the Professional Interests Committee, the President's
Advisory Committee, the Status Committee, or the Board of Trustees.
The Panel elects its own chairperson.