d. Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal

The Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal consists of six members of the Faculty, of whom two are elected by the Faculty each year between 1 April and the May meeting to serve for a term of three years. The election slate shall be adjusted each year so that the membership of the Committee always consists of four tenured and two nontenured members of the Faculty. Voting shall be by the system of the alternative vote or single transferable vote, as appropriate. The Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy appoints one from among the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal's membership to serve as chair for one year, it being understood that the chair shall vote only in case of a tie. In the event that a member is unable because of illness, conflict of interest, or other compelling reason, to serve in the consideration of an appeal, the eligible former Committee member most recently retired from the Committee shall be asked to serve. If two or more individuals are eligible under this rule, one of them shall be chosen by lot.

If a case arises involving the dismissal or the suspension of a member of the Faculty, or any question of unfair treatment in relation to the appointment, reappointment, or academic duties or privileges of a member of the Faculty or anyone to whom an offer of a Faculty appointment has been made, the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal may be called upon to act as a board of review as provided for by the Minutes of the Board of Trustees on 15 June 1918, 19 April 1951, 15 June 1959, and 2 June 2014. (See Sections IV.N.1 and IV.N.2.) The Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal is also available for consultation in similar cases involving other persons on academic appointments.

Because the Committee serves principally as a board of review, it may not be called upon to hear or decide in the first instance cases involving alleged violations of rules, or alleged professional misconduct, by members of the Faculty. Where such cases do not fall within the jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community, they shall ordinarily be decided in the first instance by appropriate administrative officers (the President or the Dean of the Faculty) with such advisory assistance as the administrative officers in question deem appropriate.

Procedure in cases of dismissal, suspension, and unfair treatment is outlined in Sections IV.N.1 and IV.N.2 below. In other cases, appeal may be made directly to the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal by individuals directly affected; a statement of grievance shall be made in writing and a copy submitted to the Dean of the Faculty.

Also among the duties of the Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal is the following as described in the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees: The Faculty shall appoint certain of its members as a standing committee, who shall attend a conference with the Trustees' Committee on Academic Affairs, annually or more frequently if necessary, upon the call of the Chair of the said Faculty committee or the Chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs, to consider such subjects as may be presented involving both administrative and educational matters.