Jun 20, 2024  

Human Resources

Appeals and Appearances Before the Board
06:09:00 Appeals and Appearances Before the Board


  1. Appeals to the Chancellor: An employee may appeal a final decision of the President to the Chancellor. TUAPA hearings as outlined in TBR Policy No. 1:06:00:05 are not appealable to the Chancellor. Appeals to the Chancellor shall be limited to alleged violations of state or federal law or College or Board policy where the complainant has not filed a federal or state administrative appeal or a lawsuit in state or federal court.
  2. The following employee decisions are not appealable to the Chancellor unless there is a violation of state or federal law:
    1. Termination during or at the end of the initial probationary period or pursuant to the terms of the employment contract.
    2. Non-renewal of a tenure track faculty appointment during the first four years of the probationary period.
    3. Denial of tenure unaccompanied by notice of termination in the fifth year of the probationary period.
  3. Non-renewal of a temporary faculty appointment.
    1. Salary determinations.
    2. Student academic matters, e.g, grade appeals, failure to meet retention policies,etc.,
    3. Performance evaluations of faculty or staff.
  4. Residency classifications of students for tuition and fee purposes.
    1. Appeals to the Board: An employee who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Chancellor regarding an appeal may petition to the Board of Regents to appeal the Chancellor’s decision. The request must be presented in writing to the Board Secretary within twenty (20) calendar days following the Chancellor’s written decision. If the petition to appeal is granted, the appropriate board committee will hear the appeal at a subsequent regularly scheduled meeting. The committee will make a recommendation to the Board, and the decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all  purposes.
    2. Appearances before the Board on Non-Appealable Issues: An employee may be allowed to address a committee of the Board of Regents concerning issues which are not appealable but which are of broad concern to the college community. Such appearances must be approved by the Chancellor or the committee chair prior to being placed on the agenda. Requests shall be submitted to the Chancellor twenty (20) calendar days prior to the next date the committee is scheduled to meet.

Source: Tennessee Board of Regents Policy No. 1:02:11:00. Approved Executive Staff,President’s Cabinet, and President, August 21, 2000.

Approved: Executive Staff,05/20/09
Approved: President’s Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President, 05/20/09
Reviewed and Revised by: Human Resources, November, 2008