CODE OF CONDUCT
adopted at the 59th session of the Faculty Council held on January 22, 2001.
- Professors shall behave in accordance with the principles of academic freedom, ethical and intellectual responsibility, cultivate the values of different opinions, methodical procedures and individual incentives.
- Professors shall work towards the promotion of the profession in their scientific field and continuously expand their own knowledge. They shall endeavor to pass on and explain scientific and professional achievements to the public. At the same time, they shall bear in mind that important decisions should be made with due attention paid to science and respective scientific and professional analyses.
- Professors shall see to making the information available and exact when presenting their research works, lecturing and appearing in public.
- Should the professors find that they are required or expected to act contrary to their ethical, personal or intellectual principles, they shall propose a discussion on the particular matter. If the discussion proves that their standpoints are correct, respectively if the conclusions of the discussion are not clearly defined or the discussion failed to be held for reasons out of their control – the professors shall be entitled to act in accordance with their own conscience.
- Professors shall perform their pedagogical work and their scientific and intellectual activities with responsibility to themselves as well as in relation to their students. They shall direct the students how to proceed in their scientific and human growth and encourage their independence. Professors are to understand that their ethical virtues are an integral part of their academic calling.
- Professors shall make efforts to objectively evaluate any scientific, professional and pedagogical performance and to improve the necessary working conditions.
- Professors shall unselfishly assist the students to master new scientific and professional notions and help them in their professional progress and the development of their sense of responsibility.
- Professors shall be honest when using other people’s scientific results and achievements and honour the copyrights. They shall teach their students how to honestly evaluate both their own performance and that of others, as well as the scientific and professional achievements.
- Professors who encounter difficulties due to abiding by the principles of this code must be able to count with the support of their colleagues and the academic community.
In Rijeka, the 12th of February 2001
Ivan Mencer, Ph.D.