Possible misconduct is to be first reported to the dean of the faculty. The dean is then responsible for assessing the report and ensuring that the prescribed procedures are followed. Two formal steps are involved, an enquiry to determine if a report warrants a full investigation followed by an investigation if warranted. At the end of an investigation, the dean is required to act on the investigating committee's report including, according to the outcome, initiating disciplinary proceedings.
The detailed procedures contain provisions with respect to the time allowed for each stage, the make-up of the enquiry and investigating committees, the rules and procedures the committees are to follow and the manner of their reporting. Appeals of the outcome of the process are possible under the provisions of the University-Faculty Collective Agreement.