Arbitration and Faculty Due Process Hearings
Depending on the arbitration agreement, arbitration often is meant to be final and binding, subject to limited opportunities for court challenge. A third-party neutral hears the evidence and decides the dispute. It tends to be less expensive, often more private, and quicker than litigation.
In faculty due process hearings, two parties (usually a school district, community college, or university on one side and a professor, instructor, or teacher on the other) submit an employment dispute to a neutral hearing officer. He or she hears the evidence and decides the case, subject to potential court appeal.