4.7 Institutional Policies Pertaining to Faculty Conduct

4.7 Institutional Policies Pertaining to Faculty Conduct

4.7.1 Human and Laboratory Animal Subject Research

In accordance with federal and state regulations, the College has guidelines for research involving human subjects and an Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research. All projects which involve human subjects must be presented to the review board for its consideration and, if appropriate, approval prior to the implementation of the project. Copies of guidelines are available from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Similarly, regulations and guidelines governing research involving animal subjects, DNA, or radioactive materials are available in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. (See also section of Volume I and section 2.22 of Volume II of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.)

4.7.2 Scientific Misconduct

The College's policy on dealing with and reporting instances of scientific misconduct and conflicts of interest is adopted in compliance with Federal Public Health Regulations, 42 CFR Part 50, Subpart A, and applies to cases of alleged or apparent misconduct in science in connection with biomedical or behavioral research or research training, applications for support of research or research training, or activities related to such research, which are supported with funds made available under the Federal Public Health Service Act or with other funds. All such faculty members should read and understand these policies. These policies and procedures do not apply to situations involving allegations of fiscal improprieties or criminal violations, or issues concerning the ethical treatment of human or animal subjects.

Complete copies of the policy are available from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and in Section 2.20.6 of Volume II of the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

4.7.3 Plagiarism

Every faculty member must scrupulously recognize all intellectual debts owed, be they in the form of ideas, methods or expressions, by means of an appropriate form of communication and acknowledgment. Any evidence of suspected plagiarism must be reported to the applicable dean or to the provost & vice president for academic affairs who will contact the affected parties and, after consideration, take appropriate action.

Scholars must make clear the contributions of colleagues on a collaborative project, and professors who have the guidance of students as their responsibility must not appropriate a student's ideas, research, or presentation to the professor's benefit without acknowledgment; to do so is to abuse power and trust.

4.7.4 Missed Classes

As approved by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees 5/14/2005.

In general, faculty are expected to meet their scheduled classes for the appointed times.

Participation in scholarly and professional activities and the performance of other College-related business, however, may necessitate occasional absences from regularly scheduled classes.

When absences become necessary, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to:

  1. Arrange for a colleague to conduct the class(es) in their absence; or
  2. Schedule make-up class(es); or
  3. Provide other suitable activities for students.

The chair or dean should be advised of such arrangements in writing at the time the travel request forms are submitted.

For information on classes missed due to medical condition, see Section 4.8.4.

Last Updated: May 14, 2005