The dedication of Effectus University College to business and personal excellence is based on the indispensable role of ethics. The school is committed to the principles of morally grounded behavior – the autonomy of scholarly pursuits, professionalism, and respect for the law. The school’s firm opposition to unacceptable behavior such as discrimination, prejudice, or inappropriate behavior during instruction is expected of its students and instructors alike.
Establishing and regulating ethical standards is a dynamic process that is the consequence of the constant development of an understanding of the law and our duties as human beings. Because of the nature of ethical norms, the school’s Ethics Code is subjected to constant review and modification based on the development and understanding of ethical values in a specific social context.
The goal of the Code of Ethics is to encourage an understanding and acceptance of the basic principles of morally grounded behavior and their application to the specific context in which Effectus operates. The code seeks to affirm and promote sensitivity to the values that are specific to higher education in its broadest sense. Ignorance or a lack of understanding of ethical standards does not excuse unethical behavior.
INSTRUCTORS AT EFFECTUS
The basic obligation of instructors (permanent teaching staff and part-time instructors) at Effectus, in accordance with the nature and type of their job and taking into consideration applicable legal regulations, is to personally carry out their assignments. While fulfilling their teaching responsibilities, it is the duty of instructors to respect the laws of international agreements that have been concluded and ratified in accordance with the Constitution and made public and the sub-legal acts that regulate issues of importance to science and higher education .
In particular, it is the duty of permanent teaching staff to adhere to the articles of the Statutes of Effectus University College, its Code of Ethics and the other general acts of the school .
Permanent and part-time staff are expected to behave in accordance with moral principles and the principles of professional ethics in their work at the school and outside of the institution, and their work should be based on the freedom of scientific inquiry and artistic creativity.
STUDENTS AT EFFECTUS
Students at Effectus are expected to behave as responsible members of the community, to respect its laws and regulations, basic human rights, the integrity and dignity of other people, academic freedom, the principles of equality and justice, and to fulfill their obligations conscientiously and professionally. Students are required to adhere to the Statutes, the Code of Ethics, and other general acts of the school, to fulfill their academic and contractual obligations, to behave properly toward their colleagues, instructors and other employees of Effectus, to safeguard school property, and to protect and promote its reputation.
Disciplinary offenses, disciplinary measures, the conditions and manner in which a disciplinary procedure is carried out, and the system and method of operation of the Disciplinary Committee are presented in greater detail in a special handbook.