Volume 7 Faculty Affairs
Chapter 25 Policy for Suspension of Faculty for Violation of State or Federal Laws
Responsible Office: Faculty Affairs
Originally issued: BOR 1969-1970
When a faculty member at Georgia Health Sciences University is charged with the violation of a state or federal law, or is indicted for any such offense, the President of Georgia Health Sciences University shall carry out a thorough review of the circumstances. This policy describes the process to be followed should the above occur as set forth by the Policy Manual of the Board of Regents, Section 803.10.04.
Reason For Policy
Faculty members of Georgia Health Sciences University must abide by the same state and federal laws as all individuals in the State of Georgia. An administrative review of the circumstances surrounding an investigation or pending criminal charges is in the interest of campus safety.
Entities Affected By This Policy
All faculty of Georgia Health Sciences University are covered by this policy.
Who Should Read This Policy
All faculty of Georgia Health Sciences University should be aware of this policy. The President of Georgia Health Sciences University must know and understand this policy.
|Faculty Affairs Coordinator||706-721-1072||mailto:FacultyAffairs@georgiahealth.eduhttp://georgiahealth.edu/faculty/office/index.html|
|Vice Chair, University Faculty Senate||706-721-2334||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/faculty/senate/|
|Vice President for Legal Affairs||706-721-4018||mailto:email@example.com
Board of Regents Policy Section 803.1104
Article VIII of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents:
Board of Regents Minutes, 1969-70, p. 394
Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policy 7.25, Policy for Removal of Faculty Members: http://policy.mcg.edu/2010/08/20/7-25-policy-for-removal-of-faculty-members/
When a faculty member of Georgia Health Sciences University is charged with the violation of a state or federal law, or is indicted for any such offense, a thorough review of the circumstances shall be carried out by the President of Georgia Health Sciences University. The President may confer with or be advised by a representative of the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Public Safety.
In the event a faculty member is temporarily suspended, the administration shall immediately convene an ad hoc faculty committee or utilize the services of an appropriate existing faculty committee for the purpose of hearing an appeal by the faculty member (see ARSA 7.25, Policy for Removal of Faculty Member). The appeal shall be submitted in writing in accordance with procedures to be established by the hearing committee, which shall render its decision within ten (10) days from the conclusion of the hearing. The President or ad hoc faculty committee may confer with a representative of the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Public Safety, if they so choose. The ad hoc committee will determine whether the suspension is appropriate and whether it should be with or without pay, in accordance with Board of Regents policy. Thereafter, any further appeal by the faculty member shall be in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article VIII of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents (in accordance with Board of Regents Minutes, 1969-70, p. 394).
The responsibilities each party has in connection with Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policy 7.26, Policy for Suspension of Faculty for Violation of State or Federal Laws, are:
|President or designee||Review circumstances when a faculty member is charged with violation of a state or federal law.Convene an ad hoc faculty committee or use an existing faculty committee to hear an appeal by a suspended faculty member.|
|Ad hoc faculty committee||Hear appeal from faculty regarding suspension, determine if suspension is appropriate, and if so, determine whether suspension should be with or without pay.|