UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Misconduct Policy on Scholarly Activity


on Misconduct Policy on Scholarly Activity


1.  Motion presenter:   Paula Salvio

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  5/4/09

3.  Rationale:

The Professional Standards Committee has worked with the senior vice provost, the AAUP, and others in order to reach consensus on the MISA policy.  The policy must be in compliance with federal standards.   A senator said that footnote six in item 9.3 of this document is unclear, where it refers to who will determine what disciplinary action is to be taken and says in part that, for “a case involving an undergraduate student, the Vice President for Student and Academic Services will determine disciplinary action.  (If the student is an undeclared major, the student’s College Dean will serve.)”  The Professional Standards Committee chair will ask that this section be clarified. 

4.  Motion:

The Professional Standards Committee moved that the Faculty Senate pass a motion approving the revised Misconduct Policy on Scholarly Activity, in accordance with the recommendations set forth by the Professional Standards Committee and the AAUP.   The revised wording of the MISA policy is shown in the document entitled “Proposed Changes to UNH Policy on Misconduct in Scholarly Activity” and dated 4/27/09.

5.  Senate action:  passed by acclamation

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Marco Dorfsman

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on May 27, 2009

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on May 27, 2009

Forwarded to:  Lisa MacFarlane, on May 27, 2009


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