Equity, inclusion, and addressing every perspective are at the core of a vibrant academic culture.
There are several resources available if you have a concern regarding misconduct, policy violations, or disputes that involve or impact faculty:
Office for Faculty Assistance
The Office for Faculty provides help with concerns regarding:
We encourage you to address concerns first at the departmental level. If that is unsuccessful/not possible, the next step is to go to your college office. If that is unsuccessful/not possible, please contact us.
We're happy to help you with any concern that involves or impacts faculty by consulting, problem-solving, and addressing process and procedure.
For Faculty Abusive Conduct
To report Abusive Conduct instigated by a faculty member (who might also be a department chair, associate dean, or dean), please submit this form.
To report Abusive Conduct instigated by a staff member, please click here.
Not sure what constitutes Abusive Conduct?
Find out more here.
The University of Utah is committed to providing a campus climate that supports and sustains faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of Policy 1-020: Required Professional Boundaries in Relationships is to encourage professional boundaries in supervisory and instructional situations and discourage conflicts of interest in professional relationships. Please refer to the policy for details on workplace & instructional relationships that require disclosure and for associated definitions.
If you have a question or a concern about your employment contract that cannot be addressed at the departmental or college level, please contact the Office for Faculty at email@example.com.
- Tenure-line faculty reviews, including retention, promotion, and tenure, are governed by University Policy 6-303, departmental or college guidelines, and college charters.
- Career-line faculty reviews for reappointment and promotion are governed by University Policy 6-310, departmental or college guidelines, and college charters.
- Tenured Faculty Reviews (TFRs, aka Post-Tenure Reviews) are governed by University Policy 6-321 and departmental or college guidelines.
If you have concerns about the process or outcome of a review (either during or following a review) that cannot be resolved at the departmental or college level, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn about appeal processes for tenure-line faculty in University Policy 6-303 and for career-line faculty in University Policy 6-310.
This guide assists the campus community in responding to situations in which faculty members are targeted by individuals or groups outside of the University based on the content of the faculty member's research, teaching, clinical care, and/or service. It addresses potential concerns in such situations and informs the campus about resources available to assist individual faculty members, department chairs, and other administrators.
Other Campus Assistance
Other campus offices provide help with:
Please contact the Ombuds Office at any time for confidential consultations regarding any concern that impacts or involves faculty.
There are many offices on campus that help with specific issues. If you have concerns related to these issues that cannot be addressed at the departmental or college level, please reach out to the relevant office for assistance and support.
Please click here for more resources.
Report issues and find support here
University Policy 1-012 prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, and protected veteran status in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. Additionally, the University provides reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities.”
For concerns regarding discrimination or harassment, reach out to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).
For concerns regarding sexual misconduct, reach out to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).
Conflict of Interest (COI)
For immediate resources to help yourself, colleagues, or students please click the button below or call 988.
Crisis Intervention & Support
The Employee Assistance Program offers access to providers or referrals for mental health practitioners:
Learn more about EAP
Additional mental health and well-being resources available to support faculty can be found here.
For access to all University Regulations, please click here.
For access to many more resources, please click here.
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The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Equity and Diversity is available for 1:1 consultations with faculty members. Areas the AVP can assist with include: mentoring and supporting faculty from underrepresented populations and/or who work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion—including in the context of retention, promotion, and tenure (RPT) and faculty reviews, as well as in other aspects of faculty professional life.
To schedule a meeting with the AVP for Faculty Equity and Diversity, please contact Tiffany Huber (email@example.com )
The Associate Vice President for Faculty is available for 1:1 consultations with Academic Leaders to assist with their faculty concerns (including counseling on Letters of Expectation/Reprimand). The AVP also advises the parties in faculty grievances and assists in finding appropriate resolutions.
To schedule a meeting with the AVP for Faculty, please contact Tiffany Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org )