Senate Document Number 2302S
Date of Senate Approval 02/14/02
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
As a university, UNCA is devoted to the cooperative pursuit of knowledge. As a liberal arts university, UNCA is further dedicated to helping all members of its community grow, both morally and ethically, and to developing a commitment to liberty and humane values.
All members of the UNCA community commit themselves to a civil behavior, one which promotes an atmosphere of safety, trust and respect. Each individual also contributes by acting in an honorable fashion, and by committing him or her self to:
* Practice personal integrity
* Practice academic integrity
* Exercise personal liberties in a way that contributes to the general good of the community
* Respect others and their rights
* Engage in behavior that recognizes the dignity every person warrants
* Encourage others in the pursuit of these goals.
* No part of the code or its implementation may supersede the basic rights and privileges guaranteed citizens of the United States.
* No part of the code or its implementation may supersede other contractual arrangements between the State of North Carolina and its employees.
* No part of the code or its implementation may supersede the rules governing the University of North Carolina.
If approved by the Faculty Senate, and accepted by the UNCA Chancellor, APC recommends that the Chancellor direct all Vice Chancellors to identify opportunities where the Honor Code can be publicized and utilized as a statement of the values UNCA upholds and expects of all members of its community. Vice Chancellors, in turn, should ensure that the Honor Code is published, propagated, made known, discussed, and reinforced through orientation programs for students, faculty, and staff, and through appropriate workshops, classes, university publications, and other methods of distribution.
APC envisions the primary function of this Honor Code to be educational, not judicial or legalistic. It therefore seems unnecessary, and even unwise, to devise or construct new committees or judicial bodies to hear disputes or assign punishment for violations of the code. Instead, we recommend that, if necessary, existing committees or other entities already assigned to hear accusations or disputes concerning these or related matters be identified, and if necessary modified, to serve as appropriate sources of hearings on respective issues.
(See attached addendum SD2402S)