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7.9.3 Sanctions for Professional Misconduct

Discipline for professional misconduct involves either a severe sanction or a non- severe sanction. (As used in this policy and in the procedures for implementing it, the word “sanction” includes “sanctions” unless the context makes it clear that an effort to impose or the imposition of one sanction would make it impossible to impose an additional sanction. Unless otherwise indicated, these procedures do not preclude the imposition of more than one sanction based upon the same conduct, so long as the proper procedures are followed and the totality of sanctions is justified under the circumstances.) Proposed discipline with a severe sanction may not be imposed except in conformity with sections 7.10 and 7.12 below. Discipline with a non-severe sanction may be imposed by the Provost; however, the faculty member may challenge such discipline through the grievance procedures described in sections 7.10 and 7.11 below.