Article 16

Discipline of CSU-AAUP members is covered by the Contract in Article 16.

Discipline can take many forms, up to and including termination.  However, termination of tenured faculty members is only possible for adequate cause, i.e. if management can provide “clear and convincing evidence of unfitness of the affected member to discharge professional responsibilities.”  There also are established procedures that must be followed outlined in the Contract.

Your Rights

If you are asked to a meeting by the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Diversity and Equity, and you think it could result in discipline, contact the CCSU-AAUP Contract Administration & Grievance Committee immediately.

Be aware of your “Weingarten Rights,” which include the right to Union representation during any investigatory interview in which an employer seeks to obtain information which could be used as a basis for discipline or asks an employee to defend his/her conduct.

Contact us and we will arrange for a member to accompany you to such a meeting.


Discipline may be imposed if a CCSU or CSCU policy has been violated.  Some of the key policies are:

Contact us if you have any questions.