Ethical Responsibilities of Faculty
WSU endorses the 1966 "Statement of Professional Ethics" issued by the American Association of University Professors. These statements on ethics are derived from general professional consensus about the existence of certain precepts basic to acceptable faculty behavior.
Certain faculty responsibilities and accompanying standards of professional behavior can be derived from these statements of ethical principles. These standards are specified in WSU policy (PPM 9-4 through 9-8). These policies describe faculty responsibilities to self and profession, to students, to colleagues, to the University and to the community. Standards of professional behavior delineate standards of conduct, the violation of which are punishable under the disciplinary procedures spelled out in WSU policy dealing with due process and enforcement procedures.