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The Ethical Code of Staff Members in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management

 The Ethical Code of Staff Members in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management


This code aims that each staff member defines the main aspects that he/she follows in order to apply the ethical code. He/she must respect different rights, along with privacy, sensitivity, trust and considerations for the academic and research community he/she belongs to everyone's security and prosperity. This will guarantee the results to be in alignment with the objective standards.

First: The Basic Principles that govern the Ethics of the Positions within the Educational Institutions.

1.      Fair treatment for all in making decisions, determining procedures and in establishing a favorable work environment.

2.      Integrity and respect through creating a secure work environment that works on emphasizing a sense of comfort amongst staff members and employees, and in dealing with staff members, employees and students.

3.      Equality and non-discrimination among all staff members and students.

4.      Preserve the status, dignity and reverence of staff members. Each should stand for what is of value and beneficial for staff members and students.

5.      Engage the Faculty to the local and regional community.

6.      Abstain from giving private lessons.

7.      Decline any personal gifts and adhere to the procedures of the Faculty in accepting gifts from different institutions either local or foreign.

8.      Demonstrate gratitude to senior professors who have contributed in educating many generations.

Second: The Ethics of Teaching.

1.      Passion for knowledge and reading, clarity of the mind and awareness of research ethics.

2.      Keep to the quality standards while teaching.

3.      It is necessary to notify the students of the curriculum's framework, learning objectives, contents and methods of evaluation.

4.      Respect for freedom of thought and expressions.

5.      Abide by the timing of the lecture, perform the work faithfully and follow up with students while guiding them to the different knowledge resources.

6.      Promote the students' ability to think and allow them to discuss and develop the sense of cooperation and group work.

7.      Develop the students' spirit of loyalty and belonging to the place and to maintain property among them.

Third: The Ethics of the Position in Evaluating Students and in Setting Exams.

1.      Constant evaluation of students along with notifying them with the results, while being fair in setting exams to measure the true abilities of students and show individual differences.

2.      Accuracy during checking and filling in results; in addition to keeping the secrecy of exams in order to ensure fairness among students.

3.      Combating cheating and take it up to the administration to punish the persons involved according to the law.

4.      Involvement of Exams Committee in correcting and checking answers papers and seriously examining any complaint or grievances lodged in this respect.

5.      Stimulate and encourage students to research and read while constantly following up and evaluating them to achieve the aspired goals.

6.      Critical thinking should be acquired by students while implementing the concept of constant learning and gaining technological experience.

Fourth: The Ethics of the Profession in Research, Authership of and Supervising Dissertations.

1.      Delivering lectures on learning the basics of academic research, its phases, ways of collecting materials and academically documenting it.

2.      Researches should be beneficial to knowledge, the community and humanity being an ethical commitment along with accuracy and academic integrity in conducting and undertaking research, authorship and citations; in addition to accuracy during collecting and analyzing data.

3.      Provide academic help for research students and instructors and encourage students to do collaborative research and promote teamwork in academic research.

4.      Constant emphasis on academic integrity, secrecy and accurate evaluation of researches whether it is supervised or judged.

5.      Integrity in dealing with research students while respecting his/her opinion and ideology and encouraging him/her in showing their academic identity in the research.

Fifth: The Ethics of Staff Members towards the Moral Growth of Students, Students' Activities and Community Engagement.

1.      Staff members set the examples that send influential messages via everything they say and do inside and outside the university. Their professional responsibility in the moral development of students is even more important than their academic development.

2.      Staff members set the examples to be followed in everything they say or do which should be emulated by students in every aspect of their academic or personal lives.

3.      Participate and supervise various student activities. Spot and nourish talents through student unions and organizations, identify students' problems and work on solving them. Keep new students duly informed with different activities.

4.      Fostering the spirit of teamwork and collective work.

5.      Perform the academic and student's work with integrity and dedication; to help contribute in developing human knowledge and in graduating students that are capable of active and positive participation in the society.

6.      Connect what he/she does or researches with the needs of a community with limited resources.

7.      Sparing no effort to help and develop the assisting members of staff who are assistant teachers, instructors or staff members of less degrees through passing down experience that contributes in building the character of the future citizen and in implanting the values of the community in the students.

8.      The role of staff members in the community will never pay dividens unless he/she is aware of and embraces the noble social values.

Sixth: The Ethics of Staff Members in Relation to Councils and Academic and Managerial Committees.

 These are important ethical principles that must be abided by in relation to councils and academic and managerial committees in the Faculty or University which include:

·         Principle of confidentiality.

·         Principle of commitment and active participation.

Seventh: the ethics of staff members in dealing with colleagues and the University Management.

1.      Deal with colleagues in mutual trust and respect.

2.      Respect academic hierarchy.

3.      Cooperate to achieve academic goals in the spirit of team and togetherness.

4.      Deal respectfully with the management whether on the level of Departments, Faculties or University; cooperate and provide advice in its academic and institutional framework.

5.      Execute the guidelines that develop the work and positive contribution in different institutional activities of the institutions.