Today : 7-12-2022, Viewers: good hits

Human Values & Professional Ethics

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & HUMAN VALUES

 Objectives of Higher Education in Our College

  • To create practical skill, knowledge, and awareness of our glorious national heritage and achievement of human civilization, possessing a basic scientific outlook and commitment to the ideals of patriotism, democracy, secularism, socialism, and peace.
  • To produce leaders of society and economy in all areas of manifold activities with a commitment to the aforesaid ideas.
  • To strive for academic excellence and progress of arts and science education, research and extension services should be conducted in conformity with our society’s needs and priorities and ensure that our best talents make befitting contributions to international endeavours on societal needs.

Introduction

One who adopts teaching as a profession assumes the obligation to conduct in accordance with the ideals of the profession. A teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of her students and society at large. Therefore, every teacher should see that there is no incompatibility between her precepts and practice. The national ideals of education that have already been set forth and which she should seek to inculcate among students must be her own ideals. The profession further requires that the teachers should be calm, patient, and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition. She should enjoy the full civic and political rights of our democratic country. Teachers have a right to adequate emoluments, social position, just conditions of service, professional independence, and adequate social insurance.

The Code of Professional Ethics for Teachers

  • Teacher in relation to their responsibilities
  • Teacher in relation to the students
  • Teacher in relation to the colleagues
  • Teacher in relation to the authorities
  • Teacher in relation to the non-teaching staff
  • Teacher in relation to the parents and guardians
  • Teacher in relation to the society and the nation

Teacher in Relation with their Responsibilities

Co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and the university such as:

  • Work for the overall development of the students.
  • Be content and competent in bringing up the students.
  • Have great respect for colleagues.
  • Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and goodness expected from the community.
  • Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession.
  • Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research.
  • Express free opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Maintain active membership in professional organizations and strive to improve education and profession through them.
  • Perform the duties in the form of teaching, practical and seminar work conscientiously and with dedication.
  • Discourage and not indulge in plagiarism and other non-ethical behaviour in teaching and research.
  • Abide by the rules, regulations of the college and respect its ideas.
  • Assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising, and counselling students as well as assisting in the conduct of university and college examinations, including supervision, invigilation, evaluation, and participate in extension, co-curricular and extracurricular activities including community service.

Teacher in Relation to the Students

  • Promote the overall development of the students.
  • Intervene and protect students from violation and indiscipline activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality in guiding the students emotionally.
  • Have a valid assessment of the students.
  • Respect the right and dignity of the students in expressing their opinion.
  • Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, political, economic, social, and physical status.
  • Recognize the difference in attitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs.
  • Encourage students to improve their attainment, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare.
  • Inculcate among students the scientific outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism, and peace.
  • Be affectionate to the students and not behave in a vindictive (revenge) manner towards any of them for any reason.
  • Pay attention in the assessment of students’ merit; give special attention to the slow learners.
  • Make yourself available to the students even beyond the class hours; help and guide the students without any remuneration or reward.
  • Aid the students to develop an understanding of our locality, national heritage, and its goals.
  • Refrain from inciting (encourage) students against other students, colleagues, or administration.

In progression of the students have regular discussions with the heads of the department and keep them informed about everything related to academic and non-academic activities.

Teacher in Relation to the Colleagues

  • Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they wish to be treated.
  • Speak respectfully of other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment.
  • Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities.
  • Refrain from allowing consideration of caste, creed, religion, race, or sect in their professional endeavour.
  • Accept each other with their merits and demerits and be ready to listen for one another’s enrichments.
  • Appreciate each others’ involvement in research, paper publications, etc.

Teacher in Relation to the Authorities

  • Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rule and adhere to procedures and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their own institutional bodies and/or professional organization for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest.
  • Refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment including private tuitions and coaching classes which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities.
  • Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand.
  • Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with the dignity of the profession.
  • Should adhere to the conditions of contract.
  • Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made.
  • Restrain from availing oneself of leave except on unavoidable grounds and as for as practicable with prior intimation, keeping in view their particular responsibility for completion of the academic schedule.
  • Handover all the duties and responsibilities when leaving the job.

Teacher in Relation to Non-Teaching Staff

  • Treat the non-teaching staff as colleagues and equal partners in cooperative undertaking in the activities.
  • Help in the functions of joint staff – councils covering both teaching and non-teaching staff.

Teacher in Relation to Guardians

  • Treat parents and students with respect.
  • Address the parents/guardians during meeting to bring out the potential in the students.
  • Exercise good rapport with the parent/guardian.
  • Understand and maintain contact with the parent/guardian
  • Send reports of their performance to the parent/guardian whenever necessary.
  • Meet the parent/guardian in the meetings convened for the purpose of a mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institutions.
  • Inform parent/guardian in regard to their progress in study, behaviour, etc.
  • Get permission from the parents before permitting students to take part in the off-campus activity.
  • Keep record of parent-teacher meeting in regard with their ward’s performance.

Teacher in Relation to the Society and the Nation

  • Create and participate in a culture with positive cooperation where all opinions are treated seriously.
  • Take responsibility to find a solution in critical conditions.
  • Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided.
  • Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community’s moral and intellectual life.
  • Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole.
  • Perform the duties of citizenship; participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices.
  • Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any activities which tend to promote a feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, religious or linguistic groups but actively work for national integration.