A. To provide a committee structure
to facilitate the operation of the mediator, inquiry, and investigation
tasks mandated by the Ethics in Research Document
B. To provide for prompt and orderly
processing of complaints regarding scientific or scholarly misconduct
as delineated in the Ethics in Research Document (Academic Policy and Procedure)
C. To provide for prompt and orderly
processing of conflict of interest complaints as delineated in
federal requirements for research. (Sponsored Projects Administration
D. To select the arbitration panel(s)
from arbitration pool, if required, to examine all relevant information
to determine if the alleged misconduct occurred
E. To report findings of the arbitration
pool(s) to the Dean of the Graduate School
F. To monitor, once initiated, the entire
investigative procedure to insure the fair, confidential, and
collegial treatment of the respondent
II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL
Reports to the President of the Faculty
Senate, who shall report findings to the Dean of the Graduate
School as outlined in the Ethics in Research Document.
A. Composition (5 members)
One faculty member from each college
and the Library
Faculty members nominated by the FS
Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Faculty Senate
C. Selection of Chair
The committee shall meet in the Fall
Semester of each academic year to elect a chair from its membership
D. Term of Service
Two years (staggered).
After serving for two consecutive
terms, a member will be ineligible to serve for a period of one
year. Exceptions may be made by the Faculty Senate
Committee on Committees or the Faculty Senate Elections
The committee shall submit an annual,
confidential report to the president of the Faculty Senate.
The Ethics in Research Document is to
be included in the Academic Policy and Procedure.
Whenever possible, a second-year committee
member should be selected as chair.
The committee chair is responsible for
creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept
in the Faculty Senate Office.
Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic
REV 1/00; REV 4/2011; REV 5/2014; REV 9/2015