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Faculty & Policy

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers support, knowledge, and guidance to facilitate faculty success. This office provides numerous advising resources to assist chairs and new leadership, assist with conflict resolution, career advising, mentorship, mediation, and assessment & referral for faculty.

  • Collaborate with chairs and leadership
  • New academic leaders briefing 
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career advising
  • Mentorship
  • Mediation
  • Assessment and referral for faculty

University Policies for Faculty Behavior and Conduct


APM 015 Faculty Code of Conduct

The intent of the Faculty Code of Conduct is to protect academic freedom, to help preserve the highest standards of teaching and scholarship, and to advance the mission of the University as an institution of higher learning.

Part I of this Code sets forth the responsibility of the University to maintain conditions and rights supportive of the faculty’s pursuit of the University’s central functions.

Part II of this Code elaborates standards of professional conduct, derived from general professional consensus about the existence of certain precepts as basic to acceptable faculty behavior.

Part III of this Code deals with the enforcement process applicable to unacceptable faculty behavior.
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(Proposed revisions: 09/21/16)

APM 016 University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline

The University policy on faculty conduct and the administration of discipline is set forth in its entirety in this policy and in The Faculty Code of Conduct.  This Policy describes the types of Disciplinary Sanctions.

(Proposed revisions: 09/21/16)

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

This Policy addresses the University of California’s responsibilities and procedures related to Prohibited Conduct in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment free of sexual violence and sexual harassment. This Policy applies to all University employees as well as undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Any person may make a report, including anonymously, of Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Officer in the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), or to another appropriate office such as Academic Personnel, Student Affairs, Office of the Provost/Vice Chancellor or Human Resources.

While there is no time limit for reporting, reports of Prohibited Conduct should be brought forward as soon as possible.

UC-HR-15-0280_Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.pdf


MCP 539.0 Workplace Violence Prevention Program

This Policy defines UC San Diego Health’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program and is designed to recognize and prevent workplace violence. This Program is a comprehensive attempt to prevent physical harm and, through education, emotional distress.  This Program relies on every employee participating in the reporting of workplace incidents, see related policies for event reporting.

MCP 539 Workplace Violence Prevention Program.pdf

MCP 216.6 Code of Conduct – Disruptive Physicians and Staff

This Policy describes the expected behavior and citizenship standards for all Staff and Physicians at UC San Diego Health and includes all physicians-in-training, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, and other licensed professionals.  The Policy also defines types of disruptive behavior, intimidating or other inappropriate behavior.

216-6_21060920_w atts_final.pdf

MCP – 014 Medical Staff Code of Conduct - Policy on Disruptive Physicians

This policy describes the expected professional behavior and citizenship of Practitioners, defines types of disruptive behavior that may initiate corrective action, and describes the procedure to be followed when Practitioners display disruptive behavior within the Medical Center.

MSP - 14 _ Medical Staff Code of Conduct-Disruptive Physician.pdf


HS 2017 Academic Family Friendly Policies & Programs

The University of California and UC San Diego are committed to helping academic appointees balance the needs of career and family.

HS 2017 Academic Family Friendly Policies Poster UC San Diego.pdfHS 2017 Academic Family Friendly Programs Poster UC San Diego.pdf

PPM 200-14 Protection of Whistleblowers from Retaliation

Whistleblower Hotline ~ toll-free 1-800-403-4744

200-14 Whistleblower and Retaliation.pdf

What you can report:
Any activity by UC or a UC employee that;

  • Violates University policy
  • Violates a State or Federal law or regulation, such as: corruption, malfeasance, bribery, the or misuse of government property, fraud, coercion, conversion, wastes money, or involves gross misconduct, gross incompetence, or gross inefficiency.

How to Report:

  • In writing ( or by calling the Whistleblower Hotline toll-free 1-800-403-4744
  • Or to your Supervisor, Audit & Management Advisory Services, Human Resources
  • With as much specific factual information as possible (Report what you know, but don’t investigate—leave that to the experts!
  • Anonymously, if preferred

Confidentiality will be maintained, to the extent possible. 

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