Professional Ethics

On Professors Assigning Their Own Texts to Students

Statement by the Committee on Professional Ethics that addresses the practice of professors assigning their own texts to students.  Related institutional and organizational policies are also addressed.

The Ethics of Recruitment and Faculty Appointments

Statement setting standards that are intended to apply to the recruitment and appointment of faculty members in colleges and universities. They are directed to administrators and faculty members in the belief that they will promote the identification and selection of qualified candidates through a process that promotes candor and effective communication among those who are engaged in recruitment.

Statement on Plagiarism

Report discussing professional ethics and plagiarism.

Statement on Conflicts of Interest

Report concerning the many opportunities offered to both university researchers and the private sector by sweeping developments in certain areas of science and technology and the new concerns caused by these opportunities in both universities and government. 

Statement on Multiple Authorship

Statement on issues that arise when multiple authors contribute to a work.

Freedom and Responsibility

Statement addressing the ethical responsibilities that go along with academic freedom.

Statement on Professional Ethics

Statement outlining general standards that serve as a reminder of the variety of ethical responsibilities assumed by all members of the profession.

On Preventing Conflicts of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research at Universities

Statement  formulating basic standards and guidelines in this problematic area of extensive sponsored research programs of the federal government.

Statement on Recruitment and Resignation of Faculty Members

Statement recommending standards for the recruitment and the resignation of faculty for administrations and faculties, predicated on the assumption that proper provision has been made by employing institutions for timely notice to probationary faculty members and those on term appointments, with respect to their subsequent status.