Termination or Removal for Cause
Academic staff are subject to removal for inadequate performance of duty or for misconduct.
Discipline is ordinarily handled at the lowest level possible. In the case of faculty or academic staff misconduct, the member's chair may be asked to investigate the matter and respond appropriately. If the matter is of a more serious nature, it normally will be investigated by the appropriate dean. Should the matter persist or be of a still more serious nature, the provost may look into the case. The chair, dean, or provost may opt to refer the matter to a faculty committee for investigation and consultation. Issues of sexual harassment, academic fraud, and conflict of interest will be investigated by the respective standing panel or committee in accordance with those specific policies.