Faculty Hearing Committee

The Faculty Hearing Committee is comprised of twelve tenured faculty members, at least six of whom hold the rank of Professor. Each September the Committee Chair will divide the Hearing Committee pool into two panels of six members each, including at least three at the rank of Professor, with one of those three designated as a panel alternate. (Additional details regarding committee composition can be found in Article V, Section 3.B.12 of the Faculty/Administration Manual)

The committee hears cases of tenured and non-tenured faculty members against whom the College has made formal, written allegations of a nature that, if substantiated, could lead to their dismissal. The committee also hears cases involving the following: alleged discrimination in denial of tenure; dismissal at the end of the contract term, promotion, compensation, or work assignment; alleged violations of academic freedom; alleged violations of due process; and election appeals.

(Description adapted from the Faculty/Administration Manual, August 2018: Article V, Section 3.B.12)

Committee Roster

Co-Chair: Heath Hoffmann – Sociology and Anthropology 

Co-Chair: Barry Stiefel - Art and Architectural History  

Tim Carens – English  

Barbara Duval – Studio Art  

Angela Flenner - Library  

Lei Jin – Asian Studies 

Renling Jin – Mathematics 

Beth Lloyd – Teacher Education 

Norman Maynard – Economics  

Nancy Nenno – German and Russian Studies 

Matthew Rutter – Biology  

Elena Strauman – Communication  


To view the online archive of records for this committee, please view the Faculty Senate Online Archives.

Have more questions? Please contact the committee chairs, Heath Hoffmann and Barry Stiefel.