Committee on Professional Ethics

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 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.

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. 

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.

Freedom and Responsibility

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

Statement on Multiple Authorship

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

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