Title III: Faculty Obligations and Disciplinary Sanctions, Applicable to All Faculty1
(Titles III, IV, V, and VI were adopted by the Board of Trustees on October 12, 2023) )
1. [General obligations]. All faculty members have an obligation to comply with the rules and regulations of the University and its schools, colleges, and departments. These rules protect the rights and freedoms of all members of the academic community.
2. [Particular obligations]. In particular, all faculty members are obligated to live up to the standards of academic freedom as outlined in this Handbook. Disciplinary action may also follow when the faculty member violates a policy of the University, such as the Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order, engages in any action that interferes with the regular operations of the University or the rights of others, commits any serious violation of the law, engages in any other conduct not protected by academic freedom that is prejudicial to the teaching, research, or welfare or reputation of the University, or in any conduct not protected by academic freedom unbecoming a member of the faculty.
3. [Disciplinary regulations and procedures for Tenured, Tenure-Track and Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty].
a. Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures for a dean or the Provost to seek sanctions of termination or suspension of a tenured faculty member are outlined in Title IV.
b. Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures for termination or suspension for a nontenured faculty member on the tenure track are outlined in Title V.
c. Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures for other sanctions for tenure-track and tenured faculty are outlined in Title VI.
d. Disciplinary Rules and Proceedings for tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine are outlined in Title VII.
e. Procedures for Full Time Continuing Contract Faculty are outlined below in Faculty Policies Applicable to Full Time Continuing Contract Faculty.
4. The requirement to undergo training is not considered a sanction and cannot be grieved.