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The Boulder Campus Division of Academic Affairs adopted this document as official policy on January 16, 2013.

Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Professional Duties of Department Chairs

CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

The University seeks to provide and sustain an environment conducive to sharing, extending, and critically examining knowledge and values, and to furthering the search for truth as the faculty member sees it. Effective performance of this academic mission requires that University faculty members be free within their respective fields of competence to pursue and teach the truth in accord with applicable standards of scholarly inquiry.

The faculty's privileges and protections, including that of tenure, rest on the mutually supportive relationships between the faculty's special professional competence and its academic freedom, and the academic mission of the University. These relationships are also the source of the professional responsibilities of faculty members.

It is the intent of this professional standards document to protect academic freedom, to help preserve the highest standards of teaching and scholarship, and to advance the mission of the University as an institution of higher learning.

OVERVIEW

PART I. PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS OF FACULTY MEMBERS

PART II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, AND FACULTY CONDUCT [ pp 8 through 17 ]

  • A. Teaching and Students
  • B. Scholarly Research and Creative Work
  • C. Academic Citizenship
  • D. Differential Teaching, Research, and Service Loads
  • E. Conflicts of Interest Policies
  • F. Policies on Research Involving Human Subjects or Animals
  • G. Fiscal Integrity Policies
  • H. Drug Use Policies
  • I. One-Sixth Rule
  • J. Misconduct in Research and Authorship
  • K. Disruptive Conduct, Injury to Person or Damage of Property, and Impeding Freedom of Movement at the University

PART III. ROLES AND PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRS [ pp 18 - 23 ]

  • A. General Statement Regarding Departments and Department Chairs
  • B. Specific Statements Regarding Department Chairs (from Laws of the Regents)
  • C. Additional Professional and Ethical Obligations of Department Chairs, Not Expressly Set Forth Elsewhere.

PART IV. REVIEW OF FACULTY CONDUCT AND SANCTIONS FOR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BY A FACULTY MEMBER [ pp. 24 - 33 ]

  • A. General Principles
  • B. Definitions
  • C. Procedures for Determining Unprofessional Conduct and Sanctions
  • D. Sanctions for Unprofessional Conduct
  • E. Reporting and Records
  • F. Review by Committee on Privilege and Tenure for Dismissal for Cause

PART V. APPENDICES [ pp 34 - 45 ]

  • Appendix A. Principles of Academic Freedom (From Laws of the Regents, Article 5, Part D)
  • Appendix B. Faculty Powers (From Sections 4.A.5 and 5.E.5 of the Laws of the Regents, 1990, as revised November 3, 2005)
  • Appendix C. Additional Policy Statements

Amendments to Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs may be initiated by the Boulder Faculty Assembly, the Provost, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs, or the Chair of the Boulder Faculty Assembly. Amendments require the approval of the Provost.

 
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