UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO FUNDED IN 1659 THE GUIDELINES FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION From rules to action San Juan, Puerto Rico. IAU-Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum Nov. 29-2012 JAENNETTE VELEZ , CHANCELLOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Guiding Principles and main Institutional Functions Academic integrity and ethical conduct of Teaching research Equity, justice and non-discrimination Accountability, transparency and Research independence Critical analysis and respect for reasoned opinions OutreachResponsibility for the stewardship of assets, resources and the environmentFree and open dissemination of knowledge Internationalization and information Solidarity with and fair treatment of Administrative and international partners Financial Management
Academic integrity and ethical conduct of research, Equity, justice and non-discrimination, Accountability, transparency and independence Critical analysis and respect for reasoned opinions, Responsibility for the stewardship of assets, resources and the environment, Free and open dissemination of knowledge and information, Solidarity with and fair treatment of international partners The Constitutions The Good Governance Code Employee Regulations Academic Regulations•The Constitutions today •Is issued on the basis of the •Gives organisational • Defines the principles and govern the College life, for constitutional and legal transparencyt to the legal basic rules and procedures of what are considered the more provisions governing basis of the employees the relationship with their stable legal instrument, since university education, the Old duties and rights : students, for purposes of they have been partially Constitutions adopted by the preserving excellence, modified in 1893, 1930, 1974, Founder, New Constitutions •Enrollment conditions integrity and coexistence that 1984 and 1995. and its effective amendments have distinguished academic •Learning agreement•The Constitutions regulate: and general guidelines, activities of the College policies and procedures •Test period•The forms of election of •Includes duties and rights that adopted in order to fulfill the •Work accidents belong to ethics issues i.e. : officers of the University. will of the Founder. •Schedules•The requirements for election. •It ensures efficiency, ethics, •Salary •Respect the University accountability and •Medical service authorities, teachers, students•The functions to be performed. transparency of the various •hierarchical order and other members of the functions that correspond to •Forbidden tasks for women university community.•The disposal of assets. each of the governing bodies•The participation of students and underaged •Express their views within a and management University and graduates. The education framework of respect for of activities against the State, others. system, among other topics. the Educational ommunity, • Obligatiosn from the suppliers and, in general, University •Use the adequate resources people with whom the •Sanctions against the decision by which University has relationships. he/she would be punished. •Among others •Among many others…
RecursosP.I.D. MISSION “To impart a strong ethical, humanistic and scientific education that combined with research and demanding teaching allows this educational community to educate distinguished people that act in the benefit of society with a maximum sense of responsibility.” PID 2004-2019 ESTRATEGICAL AXIS ACADMEMIC STREGNTHENING CONSOLIDATION OF EL ROSARIO IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY INTERNATIONALIZATION 1999: A teaching university that researchs (teaching, outreach, research) “NOVA ET VETERA” OF THE UNVERSITY STREGNTHENING OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROCESSES Policy Estrategy
Transparency, comunicationAll the information, documents, regulations and reports are publish in our home page www.urosario.edu.co
Promoting academic integrity• Regulated by The Constitutions, Good Governance Code, and other regulations.• Since enrollment, regulations are given both for students and staff in a print version and with instructions to access online.• Universidad del Rosario has an institutional research policy that seeks the current added value of interdisciplinary ensuring academic freedom, individual and group responsibilities for ethical conduct of research.
Promoting academic integrity• Avoid plagiarism and copying, evolve!The campaign "avoid plagiarism and copying, evolves" is the consolidation ofan undergraduate initiative to generate greater commitment and respect forthe ideas and self and others achievements.Actions:• Introduction and raise awareness on the plagiarismsince the institution enrollment for teachers andstudents (undergraduate and graduated).• Location of handcrafted cameras in the classrooms and the libraries.• Sanctions with pedagogical “punishments”.
Plagiarism and TIC´s• The University has acquired the “Turn-it-in” tool specialized in verification of texts, which has been integrated into virtual classrooms (Moodle).• “Turn-it-in” compares the student and researcher text with billions of web pages and millions of papers, articles and books that have global circulation
Reduction % of plagiarism cases takenby the Disciplinary Affairs Committee 2009-2011 2009 79,5 % 2010 70% 2011 32,5%
Promoting academic integrity• The Ethics Committee: Health Sciences School This Committee adheres to the Standards of good clinical practice having extensive experience in complex deliberation protocols of basic and clinical research.
Promoting academic integrity• “Ethics, Labor and responsibility” –Research line – The group has the idea that the research process should influence the teaching to society in general. Therefore, it is considered as essential to strengthen the research seeds as well as training and outreach activities.
Development of educational programs to uphold ethical values and academic integrity• Rosarist Education Core (REC)
Upholding equity, justice, equal opportunity, fairness and non-discrimination• The academic and employee regulations ensures, through a secular way, non-discrimination, equity and justice principles.• Academic and administratives careers systems.• Inclusion of afro-american and indigenous students and staff• All complaints and appeals are heard and dealt with fairly and in a timely and transparent manner. ( student academic regulation rights).• Regulated hiring and selection processes.
Obligation of accountability and transparency• Management Annual Report able online for internal and external community.• The Management Annual Report is a tool regulated by the Good Governance Code and makes public the main achievements of the Universidad del Rosario during the year, making it one of the tools of social balance and presentation of corporate results that includes the financial results in the academic, administrative and financial areas.• The procurement system , conflict of interest• System of self-assessment
Pursuit of individual and/orinstitutional reputation and publicity• website: www.urosario.edu.co• Our stated institutional mission and principles of academic freedom refers to a solid ethical, humanistic and scientific education that allows our educational community develop citizens who act in benefit of the society. (31 presidents of the Republic).• Universidad del Rosario is a traditional institution that has gained its reputation both in the public and private sector. (all the constitutional reforms)
Avoidance of all abuse of power• Regulated by the Good Governance Code and Employee Regulations.• Any member of the academic community can use in confidence to lodge complaints of such abuses and know that investigations will follow according to the rights mentioned in the employee regulations.
Promoting critical analysis, freedom of speech and reasoned debate• Dissertations and opinions about the current national higher education reform. A printed compilation of such debates is available for internal and external community.• Argumentation Educational Program to increase our students skills in reasoned debates. (International contests)• Observatorories of: nets and collective actions; drugs and illicit weapons’; opinion, public interest, electoral process; public policies; labor, among others•
Encouraging social responsibility at the institutional and individual level• Rosarist Institute for Social Action-SERES• Volunteering experiences for staff and students that raises public awareness• Social Action Chair as an educational program that sensitizes students to their individual and collective responsibility with society.• International Rosarist Summit "From Corruption to Transparency"
Encouraging social responsibility at the institutional and individual level• Developed campaigns1. Health Week2. Non-smoking areas3. Books are asking you a change4. Avoid plagiarism and copying, evolve!5. Respect
Exercising vigilance with regard to applications for and receipt of external funds• Permanent support and vigilance from our legal office in order to achieve transparent agreements and contracts with international partners that fund our research, teaching and outreach services
THANK YOU! Jeannette Vélez Ramírez Chancellor International Affairs Universidad del Rosariojeannette.firstname.lastname@example.org