A person who alleges that an apprentice appointee (graduate student Teaching Assistant) has violated University policy or professional ethics can address a complaint to the department chairperson who has jurisdiction over the individual’s appointment. The chairperson is empowered to lodge a formal complaint against the individual with the Dean of the school or college under whose jurisdiction the department falls. The formal complaint consists of a written statement of the facts that allegedly constitute a violation of University policy or professional ethics. A copy of the statement is sent to the individual against whom the complaint has been lodged.
If the Dean concludes that there is a clear probability that the individual’s continued assignment to his or her regular duties would endanger the University or substantially impair the integrity of the academic program, the Dean may place the individual on full or partial interim suspension with pay, pending resolution of the case. Upon investigating the facts of the case, the Dean may impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions including written censure, suspension, or dismissal, subject to the procedures for termination. The Dean informs the Chancellor, the Dean of the Graduate Division, the department chairperson who has jurisdiction over the individual’s appointment, and the individual, of the decision and of any sanctions to be imposed. When the sanction to be imposed involves dismissal, the dean must give notice in accordance with the policy on termination. In any case resulting in the imposition of a sanction, the individual has the right to appeal under the Campus Appeal Procedure. See also Article 8 in the Union Contract.