Teachers College
Columbia University

Grievance Procedures

TC Grievance Procedures Outline  


Teachers College provides both informal and formal grievance and dispute resolution procedures. 


Informal Procedures.  The College believes that most individuals with concerns, misunderstandings and disputes are more likely to come forward if informal procedures are available.    In the interests of resolving such matters promptly and efficiently, the College provides numerous options to obtain information and raise concerns about other members of the TC community (or visitors) in an informal manner.  The College encourages individuals to begin discussions and resolutions with people in their departments, programs, and units, if applicable and comfortable.

In general:







Special situations:









Formal Procedures

The College maintains formal procedures for the resolution of certain grievances. Formal complaints should be filed in accordance with TC policies, specifically: