GENERAL UNIVERSITY POLICY REGARDING ACADEMIC APPOINTEES The Faculty Code of Conduct
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Ethical Principles. “As a member of an academic institution, professors seek above all to be effective teachers and scholars. Although professors observe the stated regulations of the institution, provided the regulations do not contravene academic freedom, they maintain their right to criticize and seek revision. Professors give due regard to their paramount responsibilities within their institution in determining the amount and character of the work done outside it. When considering the interruption or termination of their service, professors recognize the effect of their decision upon the program of the institution and give due notice of their intentions.” (AAUP Statement, 1966; Revised, 1987)
Types of unacceptable conduct:
Intentional disruption of functions or activities sponsored or authorized by the University.
Incitement of others to disobey University rules when such incitement constitutes a clear and present danger that violence or abuse against persons or property will occur or that the University’s central functions will be significantly impaired.
Unauthorized use of University resources or facilities on a significant scale for personal, commercial, political, or religious purposes.
Forcible detention, threats of physical harm to, or harassment of another member of the University community, that interferes with that person’s performance of University activities.
Discrimination, including harassment, against University employees on political grounds, or for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), or service in the uniformed services as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), as well as state military and naval service, or, within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, because of age or citizenship or for other arbitrary or personal reasons.
Violation of the University policy, including the pertinent guidelines, applying to nondiscrimination against employees on the basis of disability.