There are several important university policies that apply to members of the Academic Senate. These summaries and descriptions of implementation procedures are designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the policies. Complete texts of the codes of conduct are available in the Bylaws appendix.
This summary is not intended to modify or replace the policies themselves.
The Faculty Code of Conduct is made up of Academic Personnel Policy 015, and Academic Personnel Policy 016. Revised Academic Personnel Policy 015 and new Academic Personnel Policy 016 were approved by the Assembly of the Academic Senate on October 31, 2001, and adopted by The Regents on November 15, 2001.
Academic Personnel Policy 015 sets forth professional rights of faculty, both general ethical principles for faculty and examples of unacceptable faculty conduct, and rules and recommendations for the enforcement of the Faculty Code.
Academic Personnel Policy 016, effective January 1, 2002, supersedes the existing Academic Personnel Policy Section 015 and includes general policy regarding faculty discipline. It specifies:
The University of California Policy on Sexual Harassment covers all members of the University community, including faculty and other academic personnel, staff employees, students, and non-student or non-employee participants in University programs. The policy includes:
The Summary of Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures document is meant to give a brief overview and does not replace the appropriate policies and procedures. In case of conflict between this summary and the formal policies and procedures, the formal policies and procedures will govern. The relevant policies are the UC system-wide Senate Bylaws 334-337 and the UC Riverside Senate Bylaws, Appendix 5.