Should a graduate assistant believe that his/her assigned duties and/or the workload required to fulfill these duties do not conform to university graduate catalog policies, they should first attempt to reconcile the grievance with their academic/nonacademic immediate supervisor.
If the grievance is not resolved, the graduate assistant will ask their graduate program director (GPD) to mediate the grievance between them and the immediate supervisor. If the GPD is the student's immediate supervisor, the GPD chair/dean's designee will attempt to mediate. If the chair is the student's supervisor, the GPD shall refer the case directly to the dean or the dean's designee. If this course of action does not resolve the grievance, the GPD/chair/dean's designee will seek mediation with the supervisor of the student's immediate supervisor.
If a resolution cannot be achieved, the chair/dean's designee will appoint an ad hoc committee comprised of two senior faculty members from the student's department and one senior faculty member from another department. If the student's assistantship is a non-academic unit, the third member will be a senior level administrator from the nonacademic unit.
Should the committee not resolve the grievance, it will be referred to the dean of the student's college for a final decision. For matters involving sexual harassment and/or discrimination, please see the Student Complaint Procedure or the Discrimination Policy in this catalog.