I. Academic Freedom
II. Code of Conduct
III. Participation in Political Activities
IV. Policy on Contributions
V. Mediation and Grievance System
VI. Faculty Work Loads & Assignments
VII. Supplemental Compensation Policy
VIII. Sabbatical Leaves
IX. Faculty Exchange
X. Support for Research
XI. Conflict of Interest
XII. Patent Procedures
XIII. Copyright Policy
XIV. Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
XV. Academic Calendar & Compensation Periods
XVI. Summer Session and Interim Program
XVII. Internal Degree Candidacy
FACULTY CONDUCT AND COMPENSATION
II. Code of Conduct
The University of Alabama expects high ethical standards of all personnel. In particular, the University endorses the principles set forth in the following Statement on Professional Ethics by the American Association of University Professors (June 1987).
From its inception, the American Association of University Professors has recognized that membership in the academic profession carries with it special responsibilities. The Association has consistently affirmed these responsibilities in major policy statements, providing guidance to the professor in his utterances as a citizen, in the exercise of his responsibilities to students, and in his conduct when resigning from his institution or when undertaking government-sponsored research.* The Statement on Professional Ethics that follows, necessarily presented in terms of the ideal, sets forth those general standards that serve as a reminder of the variety of obligations assumed by all members of the profession. For the purpose of more detailed guidance, the Association, through its Committee B on Professional Ethics, intends to issue from time to time supplemental statements on specific problems.
In the enforcement of ethical standards, the academic profession differs from those of law and medicine, whose associations act to assure the integrity of members engaged in private practice. In the academic profession the individual institution of higher learning provides this assurance and so should normally handle questions concerning propriety of conduct within its own framework by reference to a faculty group. The Association supports such local action and stands ready, through the General Secretary and Committee B, to counsel with any faculty member or administrator concerning questions of professional ethics and to inquire into complaints when local consideration is impossible or inappropriate. If the alleged offense is deemed sufficiently serious to raise the possibility of dismissal, the procedures should be in accordance with the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the 1958 Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings.
B. The Statement