Minutes of the Faculty Status and Grievance Committee

April 4, 2000


Members Present: Margaret Horst; Gunter Meyer; Jay Telotte; Erik Verriest; Prateen Desai

Visitor: Richard Duke

Members Absent: John Muzzy, Charles Ume


  1. The meeting was called to order at approximately 12:05 p.m. by Chair Prateen Desai.
  2. The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Dispute Management System for Georgia Tech was discussed. Gunter Meyer and Jay Telotte agreed to serve as a subcommittee to gather information and present a report and recommendations to the full FSGC by the end of the current semester. Primary issues of concern are the delineation of responsibility between the ADR and the FSGC and the mechanism(s) for referral of cases between the ADR and the FSGC.
  3. In one housekeeping item, the Chair said that he was getting a sample of the letter sent annually by the FSGC to faculty eligible for promotion or tenure, informing them of their right to file a grievance or request a review of their performance appraisal if they have not been promoted or gained tenure this year. The Chair will send these letters to the affected faculty members.
  4. Dr. Richard Duke, Chair of the School of Mathematics (SOM), presented information to the FSGC on the SOM's revised procedures for faculty performance evaluation. The FSGC Chair will write a letter to President Clough, informing him that this meeting has taken place and that the FSGC is encouraged by the progress in the SOM's faculty performance evaluation process. Further efforts by the FSGC are not deemed necessary, and case 99-04 is now considered closed.
  5. Under old business, the FSGC has considered case 98-06 closed, but there was no official written request from the grievant to drop the case. The Chair will check with Chuck Donbaugh and/or Randy Nordin to verify that the case is actually closed.
  6. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Margaret Horst, Secretary

 Attachment: Relationship between FSGC/GT Dispute Management System