105. Faculty Code of Conduct Charges Officer
The Charges Officer shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees for a period of one year, renewable. An alternate shall be similarly appointed, to address any complaint for which the Charges Officer is unavailable for any reason, including recusal based on potential conflict of interest. A Charges Advisory Committee to the Charges Officer shall be appointed each year by the Committee on Committees, consisting of three members. (Am 22 Apr 99, Am 1 Jun 06)
The duties of the Charges Officer are to hear informal complaints of violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct on the part of Senate members, to undertake an informal resolution of the complaint if appropriate, and to refer complainants to other appropriate campus persons or agencies, as indicated in Appendix IV of the Manual of the Santa Barbara Division. With respect to formal complaints with potential merit, the Charges Officer shall refer the complaints to an Ad Hoc Charges Committee, which would then proceed as described in Appendix IV of the Divisional Manual. In cases where the Charges Officer believes that a formal complaint lacks merit (and the complainant disagrees) the Charges Officer shall refer the complaint to the Charges Advisory Committee, whose duty it is to evaluate the merits of the case and to recommend whether or not the complaint should be forwarded to an Ad Hoc Charges Committee for further investigation, consonant with Appendix IV of the Divisional Manual.
(En 5 May 88, Am 1 June 06) [see, also, Senate Legislative Ruling U3.93.A-B, Appendix II]