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In February 2008, the Russ College formally adopted its honor code, comprising the honor pledge, statement of student responsibility, and statement of faculty responsibility. Created by the Student and Faculty Academic Honesty Honor Councils with feedback and support from the rest of the Russ College, the honor code reinforces how we create for good as models of academic integrity, fairness and the pursuit of scholarly excellence.
We members of the Russ College pledge to act with integrity and expect the same from each other.
Statement of Student Responsibility
Statement of Faculty Responsibility
The faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology acknowledge and accept the Statement on Professional Ethics in section I.A.1. of the Ohio University Faculty Handbook. With this Statement of Faculty Responsibility, the faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology reaffirm their dedication to teaching and learning, to academic and professional integrity. They actively promote dedication to these values, and expect the same from all members of the Russ College community. Faculty are teachers and mentors, and continuously learning to increase their effectiveness in both roles.
As professionals, faculty follow the Code of Ethics established by a professional society in their discipline, and the policies and procedures of Ohio University and the Russ College. Their performance in professional work outside the university reflects positively on the Russ College and Ohio University, and does not interfere with their university responsibilities. Faculty have a responsibility to act when they discover academic or professional misconduct. Examples of action to take include conversation with the individual, a group discussion of appropriate conduct, a report to a higher authority, or referral to an adjudication process, in accordance with personal judgment and university policy. Inaction is not acceptable.