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Faculty Discipline Board

Terms of Reference

Article IX of the Senate By-Laws states:

142. The Faculty Discipline Board shall consist of six tenured or permanent faculty members at the rank of Professor, appointed by the Senate for staggered renewable three-year terms. For meetings of the Board that do not relate to a specific case, four members of the Board constitute a quorum.

143. The Faculty Discipline Board shall

(a) adjudicate faculty discipline cases referred by a Faculty Dean to the Provost, in accordance with the relevant procedures approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors, and

(b) when deemed appropriate, review the policy and procedures relating to the code of conduct and disciplinary procedures for faculty and make recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors on policy changes or new policies deemed necessary by the Faculty Discipline Board.

144.  The hearing of any case referred to the Board shall be before a Discipline Tribunal, consisting of three members of the Faculty Discipline Board who do not have a conflict of interest, chosen by the Provost in accordance with procedures approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors. At least one of the three members shall be from outside the Faculty of the faculty member concerned. The Provost shall also designate which of the Board members shall serve as Chair of the Discipline Tribunal.

145.   Hearings before a tribunal of the Faculty Discipline Board shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors.

Revised: June 2016

Membership

The Faculty Discipline Board consists of six tenured faculty members at the rank of Professor, appointed by Senate for staggered three-year terms.

Name Faculty Term
Dr. Rick Hackett Faculty of Business 2019
Dr. William Farmer Faculty of Engineering 2019
Dr. Judith West-Mays Faculty of Health Sciences 2020
Dr. Michael Gavreau Faculty of Humanities 2018
Dr. David Venus Faculty of Science 2018
Dr. Cyril Levitt Faculty of Social Sciences 2020

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