6: Faculty Code of Conduct

6.1. General Principles

6.1.1.
All Members of the Department shall be guided by this Code of Conduct in the course of their activities as Members of the Department.

6.1.2.
Any violations or alleged violation of this code of conduct shall be dealt with using the grievance procedure outlined in section 6.4 below.


6.2. General Guidelines for Faculty Conduct with members of the University Community

6.2.1.
In their interactions with other Members of the Department, other faculty, students, staff, teaching assistants, and research assistants, all Members of the Department shall pursue relations which are marked by cordiality, politeness, mutual respect and assistance in the achievement of the aims of the Senate and Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University.

6.2.2.
For the purposes of greater clarity, and without limiting the generality of section 6.2.1., the purposes and governing documents and procedures established to deal with specific types of faculty - University community interactions are set out in section 6.3. below.

6.3. Specific Guidelines for Faculty Conduct with Specified members of the University community

6.3.1.
Faculty-Staff relations shall be pursued to facilitate teaching, research and administrative activities of Members of the Department and are governed by union contracts and the University's Harassment Policy (GP 18).

6.3.2.
Faculty - Student relations shall be pursued in order to facilitate the learning process in political science and are governed by the University's Harassment Policy (GP 18), and the policies of the Department, Faculty and University Senate.

6.3.3.
Faculty-Teaching Assistant relations shall be pursued in order to aid in the delivery of courses offered in the Department of Political Science and other University Departments by Members of the Department. These relations are governed by TSSU contracts and the University's Harassment Policy (GP 18).

6.3.4.
Faculty-Research Assistant relations shall be pursued to aid research conducted by Members of the Department and are governed by Employment Standards practices and the University's Harassment Policy (GP 18).

6.3.5.
Faculty-Faculty relations shall be pursued to aid Departmental and University governance and contribute to the effectiveness of Departmental and University teaching, research and administrative aims. These relations are governed by Departmental policy, Faculty Association policy, and University policies.

6.3.6.
Faculty-Chair relations shall be pursued to aid in the efficient administration of the Department. These relations are governed by Faculty, Senate and Board of Governors policies and procedures.

6.4. Grievance Procedure

6.4.1.
Upon receiving a grievance about Department matters involving any of the relationships outlined in section 6.3 above from a member of the Department, a staff member, a T.A., R.A., or a student, the Departmental Tenure Committee, sitting as the departmental Grievance Committee, shall hear the interested party or parties and shall recommend action to the Department and, if necessary, through the proper channels elsewhere in the University.

6.4.2.
If the grievance concerns one or more member of the departmental Grievance Committee (as defined in 6.4.1), that individual or individuals shall be excused from the committee's deliberations.

6.4.3.
If the grievance involves harassment, as defined in University Policy GP 18, it shall be referred to the University Harassment Policy Co-ordinator.