• Criterion 2: Integrity - Ethical and Responsible Conduct

    The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

    Core Components

    Core Component 2.A
    The institution operates with integrity in its financial, academic, personnel, and auxiliary functions; it establishes and follows policies and processes for fair and ethical behavior on the part of its governing board, administration, faculty, and staff.
    Core Component 2.B
    The institution presents itself clearly and completely to its students and to the public with regard to its programs, requirements, faculty and staff, costs to students, control, and accreditation relationships.
    Core Component 2.C
    The governing board of the institution is sufficiently autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution and to assure its integrity.
    Core Component 2.D
    The institution is committed to freedom of expression and the pursuit of truth in teaching and learning.
    Core Component 2.E
    The institution's policies and procedures call for responsible acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge by its faculty, students, and staff.