DTE Code: 3460
DTE Code: 3460

Code of Conduct

The Universal College of Engineering, Code of Conduct, outlines principles, policies and some of the laws that govern the activities of the college and to which our employees (faculty and staff) and others who represent the college must adhere.

The code provides guidance for professional conduct. The success and reputation of the college in satisfying its vision and mission depends on the ethical behavior, honesty, integrity and good judgment of each member of beneficiary. All employees and stakeholders of the college are expected to inform themselves about and comply with college policies and regulations pertaining to them.

Accuracy of Records and Reporting

The records, information and data owned, managed and used by the college must be accurate and complete. The reliability and accuracy of financial reports is having highest importance to the business operations of the college. Hence, all employees and stakeholders of the college must allocate, record and charge revenues and costs precisely and maintain supporting records as required by well-defined policies and procedures.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Employees and Students representing the college need to lever college dealing in compliance with all central, state and local laws and regulations related to their positions and responsibility. All employees and those representing the college should understand that noncompliance may have adverse financial and other consequences for them and for the college. Individuals are accountable for keeping updated with changes in relevant laws and regulations, and managers and supervisors are responsible for monitoring compliance.

Compliance with Contractual, Grant and Other Obligations

The college regularly enters into contractual and other formal obligations with outside entities. These obligations may include, but are not limited to, research and other grants and contracts, software licenses, commercial contracts, gift indentures, and memoranda of understanding. All employees students representing the college are anticipated to act in good faith and stick to all obligations prescribed by the college.

Computer Use and Copyright

The college provides computer resources, including individual computer accounts, office computers, laptops, electronic mail and remote access to administrative systems, to faculty, staff and students for their use in college. Every member is required by the college to obey with the copyright law as it applies to print, electronic materials and be proverbial with the principle of fair use.

Conflict of Interest

All employees and stakeholders of college should strive to avoid the perception of conflicts of interest which might compromise their integrity and objectivity. Conflicts, including personal, financial or professional nature, have to be disclosed. Every Member should strive to eradicate or handle such conflicts in an suitable manner.

Confidential Information

Every member including previous employees may be privy to confidential information. This information can be related to job applicants, students, employees, intellectual property, finances, research sponsors or future planning. Confidential information should be secured by safeguarding it while using and also storing it properly while not in use, and conferring with those who have a legitimate business need to know.

An employee should never liberate any confidential information without consent from heads. Inquiry regarding the release of confidential data should be directed to the department head or the Office of Human Resources.

Consequences of Violation

Material violations of specified code, local laws of Central, state and regulations, or of related college procedures and policies can carry disciplinary consequences up to and including dismissal.

Drug-Free Workplace

The college is devoted to providing a healthy and fruitful work environment for all beneficiaries.

Ethical Conduct

All employees and students of the college should conduct themselves honestly, ethically and with integrity. They should proceed with due recognition of their positions of conviction and loyalty to the college and its students. In uncertainty about the propriety of a projected course of action, they should seek counsel from peers, supervisors or administrators those who can assist in determining the right and appropriate path.

Harassment and Intimidation

The college forbids sexual or other sort of harassment or threats, whether committed by or against a student, faculty member, supervisor, colleague, vendor or visitor. Maltreatment has no place in our community, whether based on a person’s race, religion, color, creed, age, handicap, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation or disabled status.

Safeguarding/Protecting Assets

All employees and students of the college are accountable for safeguarding the physical and intangible assets of the college under their control. College assets, including from government and donors, should not be used for personal benefit. Assets include business plans, intellectual property cash, customer information, vendor information, securities, and physical property.

Safety in the Workplace

The safety of people in the workplace is a prime concern of the college. The college must undertake its activities with all necessary approvals, permits and controls, in regards to the handling and disposal of hazardous and regulated materials and waste. All employees and students of the college working around or with these materials must be known with all rules, regulations and policies required.

Code of Conduct for Teachers

The Universal College of Engineering declared the following standards that apply to all registered teachers regardless of their position.

  1. Professional Values and Relationships

Teachers should:

  1. Be committed, caring and fair to the best interests of the students entrusted their care, and seek to inspire, motivate and celebrate endeavor and success.
  2. Acknowledge and respect the uniqueness, individuality and specific needs of pupils/students and promote their holistic development.
  3. Be faithful to fairness, inclusion, to respecting and accommodating diversity including differences arising from civil status, family status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status age, disability, race, ethnicity,.
  4. Seek to build up positive associations with students, institute management, colleagues, parents and others in the institute community, that are characterized by professional integrity and judgment.
  5. Work to establish and maintain a culture of mutual trust and respect.
  1. Professional Integrity

Teachers should:

  1. Act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work.
  2. Respect the confidentiality of information gained and the privacy of others in the course of professional practice, unless there is a justifiable concern for the wellbeing of an individual or a legal necessity requires disclosure.
  3. Represent themselves, their professional status, qualifications and experience honestly.
  4. Avoid conflict between their professional work and private interests which could reasonably be deemed to impact negatively on pupils/students.
  1. Professional Conduct

Teachers should:

  1. Uphold the reputation and standing of the profession.
  2. Take all reasonable steps in relation to the care of pupils/students under their supervision, so as to ensure their safety and welfare.
  3. Work within the framework of relevant legislation and regulations.
  4. Report, where appropriate, incidents or matters which impact on pupil/student welfare.
  5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, students, institute management and those in the organization community in a supportive, collaborative and professional and based on conviction and respect.
  6. Ensure communiqué with colleagues, students, institute management and parents is appropriate, including communication via electronic medium, such as texting, e-mail and social networking sites.
  1. Professional Practice

Teachers should:

  1. Maintain high standards of practice in relation to pupil/student learning, planning, monitoring, assessing, reporting and providing feedback.
  2. Apply their knowledge and experience in facilitating pupils’/students’ holistic development.
  3. Plan and communicate clear, challenging and achievable expectations for pupils/students.
  4. Create an environment where pupils/students can become active agents in the learning process and develop lifelong learning skills.
  5. Be open and responsive to constructive feedback regarding practice, in a context of mutual respect and if necessary, seek appropriate support, counselling and guidance.
  6. Act in the best interest of pupils/students.
  1. Professional Development

Teachers should:

  1. Take personal responsibility for sustaining and improving the quality of their professional practice by:
    • Actively maintaining their professional knowledge and understanding to ensure it is current.
    • Reflecting on and critically evaluating their professional practice, in light of their professional knowledge base.
    • Availing of opportunities for career-long professional development.
  1. Professional Collegiality and Collaboration

Teachers should:

  1. Work with teaching colleagues and student teachers in the interests of sharing, developing and supporting good practice and maintaining the highest quality of educational experiences for pupils/students.
  2. Work in a collaborative manner with pupils/students, parents, institute management, other members of staff, relevant professionals and the wider institute community, as appropriate, in seeking to effectively meet the needs of pupils/students.
  3. Engage with the planning, implementation and evaluation of curriculum at classroom and institute level.

Code of conduct for students

Below is a list of actions that will be subject to disciplinary sanctions. The list is not all-encompassing. Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not serve as an excuse if found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Acts of dishonesty including the following:
    1. Plagiarism, cheating, or other means of academic dishonesty.
    2. Providing false information to any College official, faculty member, office, or hearing board acting in performance of their duties.
    3. Alteration, Forgery, record, or misuse of any College document, or instrument of identification.
    4. Alteration with the election of College recognized student society.
  1. Disruptive activity that causes the obstruction of teaching, learning, research, administration, conduct, or infringement upon the rights of others. Such activity includes, instructional program that interferes with the faculty member or behavior in a classroom or the ability of others to profit from the class or presenter’s ability to conduct the class or program.
  2. Failure to comply with the directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties.
  1. Violation of published College policies, rules, or regulations including, but not limited to, smoking, traffic, and computer-related misconduct.
  1. Theft of any kind, including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that it has been stolen is prohibited. Possession, Sale, or misappropriation of any services or property without the title-holder’s permission is also prohibited.
  1. Damage to, or destruction of, property or actions that have the potential for such damage or destruction is prohibited. Conduct that threatens to damage or creates hazardous conditions such as throwing, dropping, or causing substances or objects to fall from doors, ledges, balconies, windows, or roofs is also forbidden. This includes unauthorized application of paint, graffiti etc. to property or removal of security screens, window restrictors etc.
  1. The unauthorized creation of a fire within a building or on College grounds, safety or health hazards including tampering with fire safety equipment, failure to evacuate College buildings, or willfully disregarding an emergency or fire alarm system.
  1. Harm to Persons: Actions which result in physical harm, have the potential for physically harming another person, which create circumstances that poses a threat of physical harm to another, or which cause reasonable fretfulness of physical harm are prohibited.
  1. Harassment: Conduct that creates or attempts to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person is prohibited. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, action(s) or statement(s) that threaten harm, that intimidate a person, stalking, voyeurism (or peeping), or any other form of unwanted contact.
  1. Weapons, firearms, or explosives: illegal, unauthorized or possession of ammunition, firearms or other weapons (including, but not limited to, knives, slingshots, metal knuckles, paintball guns, BB guns, and air pistols). The display or use of any instrument or object in a threatening or dangerous manner is prohibited.
  1. Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that:
    1. Is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive.
    2. Unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s educational program and/or activities.
    3. Is based on power differentials (including quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
  1. Sexual Misconduct: non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same), non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), and/or sexual exploitation.
  1. Alcohol is not permitted in the College. Consumption of alcohol in the campus is prohibited. Illegal possession of alcohol is prohibited. Providing alcohol to anyone is prohibited. The sale or purchase of alcohol on any College property is prohibited.
  1. The possession, sale, use or consumption of illegal drugs (including illegal use of prescription medication) and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. Paraphernalia includes but is not limited to the following: bongs, pipes, blunts, grinders and/or similar objects.
  1. Violation of national, state, or local law(s). The arrest or detention for an alleged violation of a national, state, or local law(s) not covered by these policies may subject the student to adjudication under the standard of proof utilized by the Student Code of Conduct for that alleged violation.



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