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The College's Investigation Committee considers all complaints made to the College about its members and reviews all information resulting from investigations.
The committee can dismiss a complaint or refer the matter, in whole or in part, to the Discipline or Fitness to Practise committees for a hearing.
The Investigation Committee may also caution or admonish the member in writing or in person, or provide written reminders or advice, or ratify a Memorandum of Agreement reached through the complaint resolution process.
By law, cases under investigation are confidential. For the education of members, the following account, based on facts from real cases, raises important questions about teacher conduct, such as what is appropriate and what is not.
Details have been altered to respect confidentiality.
The College received a complaint from a parent regarding Louise, a high school teacher. Louise sent an email to a parent regarding his son's academic progress.
The email contained inappropriate comments such as:
The teacher claimed that the comments were made to make light of the email regarding the student's poor academic performance.
If you were a member of the Investigation Committee panel, what would you have issued to Louise?
The panel was concerned that Louise sent an email to a parent that contained inappropriate comments about his son. The Investigation Committee panel decided to caution her in writing.