1. Faculty recognizes that their primary responsibility is to spend their time pursuing the interests of the college and not private or personal interest. In addition, faculty who agree to serve on college committees should follow through on that commitment and be active, contributing committee members.
  2. Faculty who are involved in professional organizations serve diligently and follow the guidelines and procedures required by the professional organization with regard to paper submissions, reviews of papers, etc. As reviewers and journal editors, faculty members protect the intellectual property rights of contributors.

    The content of a manuscript is the property of its author(s). It is therefore inappropriate to use ideas from a manuscript, or to show another person a manuscript one has been asked to review, without the explicit permission of its author(s), obtained through the journal editor. Journal editors and reviewers exercise their positions or privilege in a confidential, unbiased, and constructive manner.
  3. As grant recipients, faculty members accurately represent themselves and their proposed research and manage that research as promised.
  4. Throughout the time faculty members work on consulting and/or public service projects, they maintain high quality standards and work diligently to complete the projects. In addition, faculty members treat clients with respect and do not exploit these professional relationships. Faculty recognize that these public service and consulting activities, while important, are secondary to the primary responsibility they have as teachers.