CODES OF CONDUCT AND RULES OF CIVILITY
The University of Cambodia expects all its members, students, staff, faculty and guests, to abide by its Code of Conduct and Rules of Civility based on a collective commitment to mutual respect and a “social contract” with one another so that we may become a true community of seekers for knowledge, truth and excellence.
In order to provide an environment conducive to optimum learning, the University of Cambodia has issued the following guidelines for students, faculty, staff and guests. All students, upon registration, must be familiar with and adhere to these rules: any failure to do so must be reported to the University of Cambodia Disciplinary Committee
Every member of this community is to be treated with respect and dignity. Differences in opinion are evidence of independent thinking: this is to be encouraged in a learned community to aid broadening of the mind. However, such differences should be shared in a civil manner, with respect and understanding, and so a healthy dialogue: insults, threats and assaults have no part in a learned community and will not be tolerated.
An ethical, open and honest code of behavior is expected of all members of the UC community: propagating false or unfounded rumors, lying and cheating are examples of conduct that will not be tolerated.
Discrimination based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexual orientation will not be tolerated at the University.
Harassment, sexual, racial or otherwise, is unacceptable behavior, and must be reported by victims or witnesses.
All individuals are required to dress appropriately when on campus.
The sale and/or use of alcohol and illicit drugs is strictly prohibited on University premises. Smoking is prohibited inside all University buildings.
Weapons of any kind, whether they are carried for self-defense or otherwise, are strictly prohibited on University premises.
Other animals are not allowed on University premises without permission.
The distribution of religious, political or other unauthorised documents and all types of solicitation are strictly prohibited on the University premises. Likewise, political gatherings and rallies are not allowed on campus.
As anywhere else, any act of theft, robbery, or vandalism, graffiti or any other damage on University premises will be reported to local authorities and subject to criminal charges according to the laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
For security reasons, students, faculty and staff are required to produce their ID cards on demand.
In addition to the University code of conduct and rules of civility, students are expected to be familiar with and follow the classroom code of conduct:
Class attendance is of prime importance for students’ learning; it is taken in all courses and is included in the student’s final grade in the class. Students are expected to be present throughout for all courses for which they are registered. Otherwise, permission to be excused from a class must be obtained from the faculty member in charge of that class.
Students are expected to arrive in class on time. Repeated tardiness or leaving classes early will be penalized: it cannot be tolerated because it disrupts the class and distracts others from learning.
The use of hand phones, beepers and pagers is strictly prohibited in the classroom (as well as in the Toshu Fukami Library, the Virtual Library, the Computer Lab, the Multimedia Lab and the IT Center).
Disruptive behavior in the classroom will be reported to the University of Cambodia Disciplinary Committee.
Cheating and plagiarism cannot be tolerated. Faculty members will be responsible for enforcing the rules and for disciplinary actions. They may also refer the student to the University of Cambodia Disciplinary Committee for further actions that may lead to probation, suspension and/or expulsion.
In addition to the University code of conduct and rules of civility, all teachers are expected to:
come prepared for the lesson;
be properly attired, and both start and stop on time;
refrain from taking the easy option of merely spoon-feeding the students;
motivate and encourage students to be active learners, by facilitating participation in class-room activities, challenging them to think for themselves and thereby develop an understanding of the underlying principles;
show humility, respect for the students, be aware of their cultural sensitivities and be positive in making criticisms;
treat all students fairly, both face-to-face and in marking their assessments;
nurture each student's self-respect and self-confidence (where necessary), and thus encourage their increasing independence in thought and action;
gain the confidence of class and maintain confidentiality;
not accept any gifts from students, to avoid misunderstandings;
not sell anything to the students; and
coordinate with other teachers and support staff to ensure that things flow smoothly for students and everyone else at the University of Cambodia.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.
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