Handbook for Departmental Chairpersons: University Standards

By August 28, 2013

Collegiality encompasses the basics of the professional ethics of the academic world: respect for persons, integrity of intellectual inquiry, and concern for the needs and rights of students. Above all, collegiality means the overriding concern to establish and maintain the ethical conditions and moral climate that promote faculty interdependence and interaction. Collegiality is essential to maintain or improve the academic quality of the university. For these reasons, collegiality is a basic expectation of a faculty member, whether specified (as in bylaws) or not, and separate and apart from academic credentials. Bylaws, standards, goals, and initiatives of the faculty are paralyzed without collegiality.