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SECOND PROPOSED REVISION: Statement on Professional Conduct

Policy Information

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Effective Date: 
July 23, 2019
Last Revised Date: 
July, 2019
Responsible Unit: 
Faculty Affairs
(520) 626-0202

Purpose and Summary

The University’s Statement on Professional Conduct has not been updated since 1971. The proposed revision draws significantly from recent faculty-led work on defining quality teaching and scholarship, and also Senate conversations on academic freedom and freedom of speech, diversity and inclusion, and other topics. The revisions will draw upon these discussions to update our statement on Professional Conduct and reiterate its guiding principle: academic communities are based on a shared obligation “to respect the dignity of others, to acknowledge their right to express differing opinions, and to foster defend intellectual honesty, free expression, and academic freedom of inquiry.”

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