06.025 Faculty Misconduct and Discipline
Policy revised to provide a sequence of events at each level of review, starting with departmental review. The new version acknowledges that some misconduct allegations, such as those related to research misconduct, sexual harassment, and discrimination, are adjudicated under the auspices of a different policy and/or process. That was always the case, but the Policy Oversight Committee wanted to provide more transparency. As unit administrators, deans, and the provost review misconduct allegations/findings, they may receive additional information from the faculty member, unit administrator, and other knowledgeable parties. The new version notes that new information must be shared with the faculty member and other decision-makers. Also, the deadline for faculty members to respond to allegations/findings of misconduct has increased from 10 to 30 days.