NEHEMIAH GATEWAY University

Code of Ethics for Students

A student is required to sign and adhere to the Code of Honor:

“On my honor, during my academic tenure at N.G. University, I will make every effort to have respect for order, to maintain a high standard of morality, to be characterized by personal honor, to be diligent in fulfilling my responsibilities, and to respect the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. I will also abstain from all forms of academic deceit such as cheating, plagiarism and bribery, and pledge not to falsify or manipulate documents. In short, in everything that I say or do, I will seek to follow the Nehemiah values and to uphold the reputation of N.G. University.”

 

 

Code of Ethics for University Professors

N.G. University Professors oblige themselves to comply with the following Code of Ethics:

 

N.G. University professors, guided by a deep conviction of the special responsibilities placed upon them, devote their energies to developing and improving their teaching skills and scholarly competence. To this end, a professor must be professionally active. This may include scholastic activities such as involvement in professional organizations, and the collaboration of faculty and staff with students, business, government, other academic institutions, and community organizations. It also may involve basic and applied research, or a form of artistic expression. In all classroom and professional activities, N.G. University professors practice intellectual honesty. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. Although professors may follow subsidiary interests, these interests must never seriously hamper or compromise their commitment to N.G. University.

 

As teachers, N.G. University recognizes that students are our priority and classroom performance by the professor must be of superior quality and in keeping with the University‘s policy of student-centered teaching methods. Professors must encourage the pursuit of learning in their students and must hold before them the best scholarly and ethical standards of their discipline. Professors must demonstrate respect for students as individuals and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors. Professors must make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to ensure that their evaluations of students reflect each student‘s true merit. They must respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student. They must avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students. Examples include sexual misconduct with students, bribes, intimidation, etc. They must acknowledge significant academic or scholarly assistance from them. To this end, N.G. University professors will be evaluated on a regular basis, and inferior teaching performance will lead to termination of employment, whereas superior teaching performance will be rewarded.

 

As colleagues, N.G. University professors have certain obligations. Professors do not discriminate against or harass colleagues. They respect and defend the free inquiry of associates. In the exchange of criticism and ideas professors show due respect for the opinions of others. Professors acknowledge academic debt and strive to be objective in their professional judgment of colleagues. Professors accept their share of faculty responsibilities for the operations of N.G. University.

 

As employees, professors must respect the Institutional Academic Freedom of N.G. University and its privilege to pursue its distinctive mission. Upon initial employment, professors must agree in writing to respect the Institutional Identity and values of N.G. University and to observe stated University regulations. A professor does not have the right to espouse either publicly or privately positions contrary to the philosophy, the lifestyle, and Institutional Identity and values of the University. Violations of the above will lead to immediate dismissal.

 

As individuals, each member of the teaching staff must have respect for order, to maintain a high standard of morality, to be characterized by personal honor, to be diligent in fulfilling responsibilities, and to respect the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Behavior such as immorality, criminal activity, violence, classroom absences, lying, and threats will lead to termination of employment. Each member of the teaching staff will also abstain from all forms of academic deceit such as cheating, plagiarism and bribery, pledge not to falsify or manipulate documents, and agree not to misuse University property. In short, in everything that is said or done, a professor will seek to follow the Nehemiah values and to uphold the reputation and ethical standards of N.G. University, and to respect its institutional identity and values.

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