SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

4D.3: Integrity of Research and Practice

For faculty, ethical responsibility in the classroom is defined in Board Policy 402.01 (link to digital resource room support), which identifies academic freedom as integral to inquiry and exploration, as well as producing habits of responsible inquiry in students. The policy also tempers the potential pitfalls of academic freedom by elaborating:

The protection of the prerogative of academic freedom requires a conscientious, responsible staff. Professional staff members should uphold the dignity of the College in all their activities; set an example of integrity, tolerance and decency for their students; and maintain high standards of scholarship and personal conduct.

Sauk provides oversight and support services to ensure the integrity of research and practice conducted by faculty in a variety of contexts: