University resources are reserved for business purposes on behalf of the University. We exercise reasonable judgment in the use of University resources, acting with care and prudence. We do not use University resources for personal gain. We prepare correct and clear financial records and research reports.
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All entries in University books and accounts accurately reflect each transaction. In reporting on the University's resources, we do not hide, conceal, or mislead; and we promptly report such misconduct when it is discovered.
- The English Prose Treatises of Richard Rolle (Studies in Medieval Mysticism)?
- General Counsel.
- Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology;
- Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II;
- Professional Ethics.
- An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations (The Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Series).
- Bertolt Brecht’s Me-ti: Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things.
We do not have direct or indirect interests or commitments, financial or otherwise, which conflict with the proper discharge of our duties to the University. The primary professional allegiance of all full-time employees lies with Pepperdine University and the advancement of its mission. We do not solicit or accept any gift, service, or favor that might reasonably influence the discharge of our duties or that we know or should know is being offered with the intent to influence our official conduct. We do not accept other employment or engage in business or professional activities outside of the University when such work might reasonably cause real or apparent conflicts of interest or conflicts of commitment.
We do not transact business in our official capacity with any business entity of which we are an officer, agent, or member, or in which we own a substantial interest without the explicit prior knowledge and approval of the appropriate senior University officer.
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We disclose potential conflicts of interest to the appropriate supervisor or officer as soon as possible after we realize that a conflict may have arisen. Additional information is located in the University conflicts of interest policy. We observe and respect the confidentiality rights of all other members of the community, and this duty continues even after we are no longer affiliated with the University.
This right of confidentiality applies to all academic, financial, health-related, personnel, or other non-public information protected either by law or by University policy. However, the right does not preclude the consensual release of information or the disclosure of information within the University when there is a legitimate need for its disclosure. Email or other uses of the University's computers or computer network are for business purposes and are not presumed confidential. We comply with all state and federal laws and conform to the highest standards of professional conduct.
We transact University business in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures. We do not misrepresent our status or authority in our dealings with others. To the extent that we belong to professions that are governed by standards specific to the profession such as attorneys, psychologists, or certified public accountants , we adhere to such professional standards.
We conduct ourselves in accordance with professional principles for scholarly work, including upholding academic codes of conduct and professional standards for research. In order to maintain the integrity of the community, we report observed or suspected violations of this code of ethics with a spirit of fairness, honesty, and respect for the rights of others.
Those who report alleged misconduct and those against whom allegations are reported are afforded all rights provided by University policies, as well as all applicable state and federal laws.
- Market-Based Public Policy.
- Institute for Business & Professional Ethics.
- Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation;
- Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook.
- AS Chemistry for AQA: Student Book.
- Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems: Volume 1.
- Key Concepts in Measurement!
Those who are found to have violated this code will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, termination of employment, or termination of relationship. Information about reporting violations of this code may be found in the University policy "How to Report a Violation of the Code of Ethics.
Professional Policies & Responsibilities
We are governed by an ethos of care and respect, virtues that transcend the provisions of this code. We are called to something greater and nobler than mere compliance with the law or a written code of ethics. We are called "to live a life worthy of the calling [we] have received. We are called to "dedicate ourselves anew to the great cause of beautiful Christian living" George Pepperdine's Dedicatory Address.
We are called, ultimately, to lives of service University Affirmation Statement. As the University motto instructs us: "Freely ye received, freely give. Reports about violations of the Code should be made with a spirit of fairness, honesty, and respect for the rights of others.
The fundamental aim of faculty members, researchers, and students is intellectual independence, which enables a critical stance towards various issues in the social environment and in research or professional activity. A critical stance is understood as a commitment to constructive criticism and a rejection of any apriorism. Openness to new ideas is the foundation of creativity and one of the key teaching and research virtues.
Constructive criticism and responsible acceptance of new ideas ensure a high level of quality and prevent oversimplification and extremism. Tolerance by faculty members, researchers, and students enables critical acceptance of diversity. Advocating values in a responsible way prevents tolerance from turning into indifference and apathy. Academic freedom is the right and also the fundamental responsibility of faculty members and students. Faculty members exercise their academic freedom through teaching, research, and creative activities, which are aligned with the generally accepted ethical and University standards.
Teaching and methods of instruction are based on scientific findings and empirical evidence. Faculty members and students form an indivisible community, with faculty members exhibiting openness and commitment in order to assure students of an encouraging learning environment, while the students contribute their part to the normal course and continuous improvement of the teaching process through their conscientious and responsible work.
The aim of instruction is to disseminate knowledge and encourage creative, critical, and responsible thinking. For students, academic freedom means academic autonomy, in which they are committed to reaching their goals through responsible study and personal initiative as well as to adopting responsible conduct in line with the Code of Ethics and generally accepted standards.
Research activities are based on research freedom, academic freedom, personal integrity, and research honesty. In addition to the regulations in force, researchers at the University of Ljubljana adhere to internationally recognized ethical rules and standards that apply to their specific fields of research.
When speaking or acting as private persons outside the university, faculty members, University personnel, and students respect the values and ethical standards as defined in this Code. Members of the University community have the right to join political parties, professional and interest associations, religious communities, and other organizations, and may express their own opinions as private persons. When they speak or act as private persons they avoid potential conflicts of interest so that their activities do not conflict with their responsibilities and duties at the University.
Teaching staff, researchers, and associate members of the faculty who perform political analyses as experts according to academic standards may present their findings either to the general public or during their courses. University faculty members, personnel, and students who have been elected or appointed as representatives of a political party may not be elected or appointed to any leading positions within the University or any of its members, such as rector, vice rector, dean, vice dean, or department or unit chair, and may not become members of the University Senate or the University Governance Board.
Political activism or any other form of propaganda on University premises, and exploitation of the teaching process or University funds for political or similar non-academic purposes, represent a serious breach of this Code. Faculty members and researchers may not perform activities outside the University if these activities hinder the normal course of the teaching or research process at the University.
Faculty members, University personnel, and students at the University are obliged to use the equipment, facilities, and financial means they are entrusted with in accordance with their proper purpose and with due diligence. They must strive to use these resources economically and to the greatest possible benefit to the community.
University resources may not be used for private gain. In their conduct, faculty members and students who hold administrative positions at the University adhere to the highest ethical standards.