Stakeholders of the Washburn School of Business, be they faculty, students administrators or others, should expect their interactions with other stakeholders and stakeholder groups to be guided by the following principles:
Honesty. Honesty is the cornerstone for the other fundamental program values. There can be no trust, fairness, respect, integrity or responsibility without honesty. Honesty creates the possibility for quality teaching, learning, academic research and communication between individuals.
Trust. Trust results from a culture of honesty. Trust provides the foundation for an environment that nourishes creativity and risk-taking in teaching, learning and scholarship, and is essential to Washburn University's pursuit of quality human development and "learning for a lifetime."
Fairness. A sense of fairness emerges when standards, policies and procedures are equitable, clear, and in the best interest of all program stakeholders. Without fair processes, the learning environment cannot sustain trust and honesty. Fairness insures that all stakeholders have the opportunity to succeed, and provides a foundation for mutual respect among stakeholders.
Respect. A University environment focused on the creation and transmission of knowledge requires interaction and participation by all stakeholders. Quality interaction is facilitated when stakeholders display respect for one another. When stakeholders are treated fairly and honestly, they are better able to trust one another, which leads to a culture of mutual respect.
Integrity. Stakeholders of the Washburn School of Business conduct themselves with integrity when teaching, learning, research, communication and other interactions are conducted in accordance with the principles of honesty, trust, fairness and respect.
Faculty act responsibly when they
Students act responsibly when they
Each Student declaring a major or seeking admission to the School of Business will be asked to review and affirm these values.
All students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and ethically in their academic work. Inappropriate and unethical behavior includes (but is not limited to) giving or receiving unauthorized aid on examinations or in the preparation of papers or other assignments, or knowingly misrepresenting the source of academic work. Washburn University's Academic Impropriety Policy describes academically unethical behavior in greater detail and explains the actions that may be taken when such behavior occurs.