Principles of ethical conduct spotlighted on new CU Web page

New reference point regarding regent law now available to university community
By Staff

A new Web page on the CU Board of Regents’ website provides easy access to the university’s Principles of Ethical Behavior, a regent law that makes members of the university community responsible for understanding and upholding the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct.

The principles were approved in 2010 and revised in 2013.

Based on a best practice recommendation from Internal Audit, the Office of Policy and Efficiency worked with University Relations and others to develop a website with links to policies, procedures, guidelines and training related to ethical behavior at the University of Colorado.

The home page provides links to details on provisions relating to nine key areas:

  • Responsible Conduct
  • Respect for Others
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Research and Academic Integrity
  • Stewardship of University Property
  • Contributing to a Safe Workplace
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Open and Effective Communication
  • Reporting Suspected Misconduct

The site also features links to a comprehensive guide to training related to the ethical principles, and to the EthicsPoint Hotline website, where members of the CU community may report concerns about suspected misconduct.