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Section G
Employee Code(s) of Ethics and Professional Conduct

G-37: Employee Code(s) of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Adoption Date: 03/16/98

The Board of Trustees shall be committed to standards of excellence and professionalism in the operations of Prairie State College and in the performance and conduct of employees. The accomplishment of these standards calls for establishment of codes of ethics and professional conduct which faculty, staff and administrative employees of the College agree to uphold and honor.

The College President shall encourage and enable each appropriate group or area within the College, as needed and desired, to develop a code of ethics and professional conduct.

Each code shall be developed in such a manner that each faculty, staff or administrative employee, as appropriate, of the respective group or area has opportunity to contribute to the respective code’s development and adoption.

Once the code(s) has been adopted by the respective group or area, each new faculty, staff or administrative employee, as appropriate, shall be expected to be presented with the applicable code(s) to acknowledge that individual’s understanding. Codes which are developed and adopted are to be self-regulated by the respective group or area.

Such adopted codes shall be submitted to the President for presentation to the Board of Trustees for recognition and acknowledgment. The Board may, in its recognition of adopted codes, offer suggestions for enhancement.

Employee materials distributed by the College shall contain the code(s) for each relevant group or area. Properly adopted codes may also be prominently displayed on campus and/or included in materials used to advance and promote the College to the public.