7.9.2 Professional Misconduct
Professional misconduct is improper behavior of a serious nature that arises from, or is reasonably related to, the faculty member’s position, duties, or responsibilities with the University, or that demonstrably affects in a significant adverse way the effective performance of University functions.
Professional misconduct includes the following:
- dishonest, illegal, or unethical behavior in the faculty member's teaching, research, administrative, or service duties;
- preventing or obstructing University teaching, research, administrative, or service
functions, or any other lawful function of the University;
- acts of unlawful discrimination or of sexual or other unlawful harassment;
- neglect of University-related duties or responsibilities;
- other professional misconduct of a serious nature, including but not limited to, intentionally inflicting physical harm or other serious harm on a member of the University community, or knowingly violating a University policy regulating behavior of faculty members; and
- attempting to engage in, inciting another to engage in, or abetting, conduct which would violate paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (e) above if engaged in by the faculty member.