Faculty Senate & Governance

Dispute resolution

University ombud

The Office of the University Ombud is a resource for faculty, staff, and students for a variety of support needs including mediation and planning.


Especially if the aggrieving action may violate the Faculty Code, it is appropriate to contact the secretary of the faculty for information about the adjudication process set forth in Chapter 28 of the Faculty Code.  After consulting with the secretary, petitioners must follow the filing procedures linked below.

Adjudication documents

Chapter 28 mandates the appointment of an Adjudication Panel, a broad-based peer group whose members hear grievances and recommend remedies. The chair of the Adjudication Panel submits annual reports summarizing the year’s activities.

Adjudication Panel members 2020-21:

  • Myhre, Theo, School of Law (Chair)
  • Vaughn, Lea, School of Law
  • Ban, Jeff, College of Engineering
  • Christie, Rich, College of Engineering
  • Covey, Ellen, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Feroz, Ehsan, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma
  • Garrison, Michelle, School of Medicine
  • Harris, Marian, School of Social Work
  • Lin, Ken-Yu, College of Built Environments
  • Manner, Paul, School of Medicine
  • Paparella, Pietro, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, UW Bothell
  • Shirley, Jamie, School of Nursing, UW Bothell
  • Thompson, Matthew, School of Medicine
  • Cook, Caley, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dey, Deb, Foster School of Business
  • Costarella, Charles, School of Engineering and Technology, UW Tacoma
  • Brooks, Peter, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
  • Hauptman, Jason, School of Medicine
  • Hussein, Rania, College of Engineering
  • Mahadevan, Sudhir, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ng, Bernard, School of Medicine
  • Sandison, George, School of Medicine
  • Thomas, Lynn, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Van Gilst, Marc, School of Medicine
  • Vaidya, Sandeep, School of Medicine
  • Chhieng, David, School of Medicine