Discipline is handled initially at the unit level. In the case of faculty or academic personnel misconduct, the member's chair or director may 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 be consulted. The chair, director, dean, or provost may opt to refer the matter to a faculty committee for investigation and consultation. Issues of unlawful harassment, academic fraud, or conflict of interest will be investigated by the respective standing panel or committee in accordance with those specific policies.