All members of the University of Alaska Anchorage community and the University itself must engage in continual civil discourse. Ethical behaviors advance learning, discovery and engagement. This code of conduct is supported by the administration of UAA. Integrity requires the maintenance of standards of personal and professional behavior of the highest order.
University of Alaska Core Values
UAA Strategic Plan 2017 defines the Core Values of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In the performance of its mission, UAA places the greatest emphasis on these core values:
UAA Graduate School Core Values
The Graduate School, in cooperation with the schools and colleges of the University of Alaska Anchorage, offers leadership, service and learning opportunities for students that focus on:
Research Integrity and Compliance
The University of Alaska Anchorage has adopted policies and practices to ensure adequate stewardship of resources, ethical and reasonable conduct, proper respect and concern for societal issues and adequate safety and protections. A complete listing of the Research Integrity and Compliance policies is available on-line. The responsibilities for compliance can be divided among three categories within UAA:
Ethics of Teaching
An additional resource on the subject of ethical teaching is in a special edition issue of the journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning titled Ethical Dimensions of College and University Teaching: Understanding and Honoring the Special Relationship Between Teachers and Students. The journal defines nine principles of professional responsibilities for faculty:
Resources on the Topic of Ethics
Ethical issues permeate science. Graduate Students encounter these issues in a variety of ways. We have attempted to gather some helpful information on this subject.
How to Survive Graduate School and Start your Career in Science/Engineering (2004) This handbook for Graduate Research Ethics Education are essays on relationships of Graduate Students to advisors, mentors, faculty committees, academic research groups and external collaborators. The Graduate Handbook is offered at a cost of $10.00 each through the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics through the University of Indiana.
A helpful paper on the subject of ethics as it relates to research can be found on the website of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. UAA has provided the link to this paper which was written by David B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D. titled "What is Ethics in Research and Why is it Important?".
Ethics Quote of the Month for February 2013
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.—
Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929-1968)