15.5 Responsibilities to Institution

Faculty members' primary responsibility to their institution is to seek to realize their maximum potential as effective scholars and teachers. In addition, faculty members have a responsibility to participate in the day-to-day operation of the university. Among the faculty member's general responsibilities to the university, the following may be particularly noted: 

  1. When faculty members act or speak as private individuals, they should make clear that their actions and utterances are entirely their own and not those of the university. 
  2. Faculty members must never attempt to exploit their standing within the university for private or personal gain. Faculty members may, on appropriate occasions, cite their connection with the university, but only for purposes of personal identification. Faculty members must not permit the impression to prevail that the university in any way sponsors any of their activities. 
  3. University facilities, equipment, supplies, and other properties must never be used for personal or private business. 
  4. Faculty members have the duty to ensure that the regulations of the university are designed to achieve the university's goals as well as being in accord with the principles of academic freedom. Recognizing the importance of order within the institution,  faculty members observe the regulations of the university, but in no way abdicate their right to attempt to reform those regulations by any appropriate orderly means. 
  5. Effective faculty participation in the governance of the university promotes academic freedom and the goals of the institution. Faculty members should take part in their institution's decision-making processes to the best of their ability and should accept a fair share of the responsibility for its day-to-day operation. 
  6. During periods of disturbance or high tension on campus, a faculty member should take reasonable steps to prevent acts of violence and to reduce tension. 
  7. Subject to the requirements of this statement and other institutional regulations, faculty members determine the amount and character of the work and other outside activities they pursue with due regard to their paramount responsibilities within the university and primary loyalties to it.