Changes to the Graduate Student Grievance Procedures in the Faculty Rules and Regulations were unanimously approved by the Brown University Faculty earlier this week. The revised policy was developed by a working group comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students. Important highlights of the policy include:
- explicit time frames for responses to grievances
- student involvement in the adjudication of grievances
- clear distinctions between informal efforts and the formal grievance process
- students are not required to attempt to resolve the complaint directly with the respondent
Read the revised policy.