Chapter 6, Section 6.2 of the NSHE Code enumerates conduct which is “prohibited for all members of the faculty” (including academic and administrative faculty). Examples of prohibited conduct and activities include, but are not limited to, failure to perform the duties for which the faculty member is employed, incompetence or inefficiency, insubordination, dishonesty, unauthorized absence from duty or abuse of leave privileges, threats of violence, unlawful discrimination, unwelcome sexual advances, academic dishonesty, and inability or incapacity to perform duties due to mental of physical reasons.
Where To File
Prohibited activities should, primarily, be reported to and addressed by the supervisor. If the supervisor is the one accused of committing the infraction, or if for any other reason, the infraction cannot be reported to the supervisor report the conduct to the vice president, dean or director for that area.
What Happens Once You File
Vice presidents, deans, directors and equivalent position holder can issue disciplinary reprimands or warnings to administrative and academic faculty members under procedures stated in Section 6.6 of Chapter 6. If suspension, restitution or termination is a potential sanction, an Administrative Code Officer (ACO) must be assigned to investigate the situation. The ACO would act in coordination with the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. The appointment of an ACO is done on a case-by-case assessment.