Faculty Code of Ethics

Approved by the Faculty Development committee on April 15, 2011
Approved by CBE Faculty May 6, 2011

The College of Business and Economics’ Faculty Code of Ethics is founded on personal responsibility and integrity, respect for others, and the creation of an inclusive learning environment.

As academic professionals, the Faculty of the College of Business and Economics will conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner adhering to the ethical standards of this College as well as the University’s standards as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. We make a personal commitment to professional honesty and integrity, to seek & create knowledge and to share that knowledge freely with others.  

1. Responsibility of faculty toward students:

  • Provide a quality education
  • Provide an inclusive class environment free from prejudice
  • Ensure evaluations of students reflect each student’s true merit, protecting students from capricious or prejudicial evaluation
  • Refrain from manipulation, coercion, exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students
  • Serve as a role model of professional conduct

2. Responsibility of faculty toward colleagues:

  • Treat each other with respect
  • Respect & defend free inquiry, even when it leads to findings and conclusions that differ from our own
  • Refrain from false and/or malicious gossip, harassment, or discrimination against others
  • Ensure evaluations of colleagues are fair and non-capricious reflecting their true merit
  • Accept a fair share of faculty responsibilities for the governance of our institution
  • Work with each other to accomplish the CBE’s mission and goals

3. Responsibility of faculty to our profession:

  • Continually develop and improve teaching and scholarly competencies
  • Maintain currency in our field
  • Practice intellectual honesty
  • Contribute to the academic advancement of our profession

4. Responsibility of faculty to our community-at-large:

  • Provide accessible, relevant, quality programs of study
  • When speaking or acting as a private person, avoid creating the impression of speaking or acting for the CBE or UWRF.

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