CODE OF ETHICS OF STUDENTS AND MASTERS

CODE OF ETHICS OF STUDENTS AND MASTERS

UNIVERSITY OF ALMATY

        We, students and master’s students of University of Almaty, basing on the desire to become worthy citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, understanding the high social significance of our chosen future profession, realizing our involvement in the formation of a new generation of teachers, lawyers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, specialists in the field of computer science, basing on desire to acquire sustainable competencies required by highly qualified professionals in practical activities, supporting the traditions of previous generations of students who have taught us love and respect for the University, recognizing our duty to increase the prestige of the University, guided by generally accepted moral norms and values, accept this Code of Ethics of students and master’s students of University of Almaty (hereinafter referred to as the Code) and pledge to follow its provisions.

       The requirements of this Code are basing on universally recognized moral values, as well as the traditions and standards of behavior that have developed over the years.

Chapter 1. General Provisions

This Code of Ethics defines a system of ethical standards and rules of conduct for a student (master’s students) in the process of studying at University of Almaty

1.1. The Code of Ethics aims to:

  • establishment of ethical standards and rules of communication of students (master’s students) among themselves, teachers and University staff;
  • creation of favorable conditions for the educational process, scientific and creative activities, an environment of honesty and mutual trust.

1.2. Compliance with the ethical rules and regulations of this Code of Ethics is mandatory for all students and should contribute to their self-development.

1.3. Each student (master’s student) is awarded a copy of this Code. A student (master’s student) may make proposals for the amendment to the Code of Ethics.

1.4. The University administration has the right to consider the precedents of violations of the provisions of the Code of Ethics at meetings of departments and the Academic Council, to make appropriate conclusions, including the application of administrative measures.

1.5. A student (master’s student) of University of Almaty, from the moment of familiarization, is called upon to fulfill all the provisions of this Code of Ethics.

Chapter 2. Rights and obligations of the students

2.1.  Students and master’s students of University of Almaty have the right to:

  • free use of the subscription and reading rooms, as well as Internet resources;
  • obtaining, in accordance with the rules approved at the University, a place in a dormitory with the right to use the everyday services of the dormitory;
  • participation and activity in the public and academic life of the University;
  • delivering constructive, innovative initiatives aimed at increasing the intellectual potential and social activity of students;
  • appeal to the group curator or the University management in case of a conflict and inability to resolve it on his/her own.

2.2.  Responsibilities of students and master’s students of University of Almaty

  • timely and high-quality implementation of all types of training activities provided by the curriculum;
  • responsible attitude to learning;
  • desire to become highly qualified specialists in the chosen field;
  • active, purposeful, systematic mastering the basics of professional knowledge, skills and competencies, professional ethics;
  • management of University regulations governing the main aspects of the relationship between the University and students;
  • when carrying out academic and scientific work, avoid facts of academic dishonesty, including cheating and asking other people for help in passing knowledge control procedures, presenting any amount of ready-made training materials (essays, term papers, dissertations and other works), including the Internet resources, as the results of their own work; using family or official connections to get a higher score; delays and absences without a reason;
  • students are required to take an active part in public and academic life of the University (work in scientific circles, participation in student conferences, attending sports clubs, artistic and creative associations, cultural events held at the University).

Chapter 3. Ethical rules of behavior during lectures

3.1. Students and master’s students should be actively involved in the educational process, since both sides are active in teaching, the teacher and the student. The student (master’s student) may ask questions regarding the content of the lesson, but must do so in ways that do not violate its conduct. Answers from the seat are not allowed.

3.2. Compulsory attendance of all the classes: lectures, seminars, practical exercises is a manifestation of the student’s (master’s student’s) personal culture. The student who was absent in class should give a reasoned explanation of the respectfulness of his/her reason to the teacher and the University management.

3.3. Each student (master’s student) is obliged to maintain discipline. During the lesson (lecture and seminar), the student (master’s student) should not interfere with conversations or movements that distract the attention of others.

3.4. Students and master’s students should come to class before they begin. Latecomers are not allowed in the audience.

3.5. During lectures, the mobile telephone signal must be turned off or, as a last resort, switched to silent mode.

Chapter 4. Ethics of interpersonal relations of University of Almaty

4.1. The students (master’s students) must comply with the ethics of interpersonal relations, respect teachers and other students regardless of their nationality, religion, attitudes and beliefs;

4.2. Each student (master’s student) should understand that the exercise of his rights and freedoms should not infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others;

4.3. Each student (master’s student) should not put his personal interests above the interests of an academic group, and strive to find a reasonable compromise between personal and common interests;

4.4. Each student (master’s student) should strive to maintain a favorable moral and psychological microclimate in the team, provide the necessary assistance to the head of the group, to treat the requests with understanding;

4.5. Each student (master’s student) should, if possible, actively participate in the life of the group outside extracurricular time, be the initiator of interesting and useful leisure activities;

4.6. Each student (master’s student) should feel personally responsible for what is happening in the group, avoid conflicts, treat fellow students correctly, do not intentionally undermine their reputation with a public exchange of views;

4.7. Each student (master’s student) of a University should respect the national traditions, customs and rituals, peculiarities of upbringing and worldview of fellow students, promote interethnic and interfaith harmony;

4.8. When a teacher or a senior University employee enters a lecture hall, a student (master’s student) must stand up and respond to the incoming greeting;

4.9. When meeting with teachers or any person from University staff, a student (master’s student) should greet such a person in a friendly manner;

4.10. The duty of each student (master’s student) is to respect the work of the University’s attendants, to behave tactfully and correctly in relation to those who create the conditions for the normal functioning of the University;

4.11. It is unacceptable to collect, use and disseminate information about the privacy of other students (master’s students) and teachers without their consent;

4.12. A student (master’s student) of the University builds relationships with others on the basis of justice, compliance with moral norms. A student (master student) should not allow rudeness, scornful attitude, quarrels, dissemination of false information about others, the use of psychological pressure or physical strength in resolving conflict situations.

Chapter 5. The ethical foundations of student attitudes to the University

5.1. A student (master’s student) must know the history of the University, be proud of its achievements, maintain and develop the University’s traditions, care about the reputation and authority of its University, and enhance its prestige. Each student (master’s student) is obliged to remember that he is a representative of the University, so he/she should look and behave in accordance with the high rank of student (master’s student) of University of Almaty

5.2. At the entrance to any University building a student (master’s student) is required to submit documents – a student card or record book. It is unacceptable to enter into altercations with a representative of the guard or to talk to him in a rude manner.

5.3. A student (master’s student) should adequately represent the University in interuniversity communication, defend its interests, promote the establishment of intercollegiate relations, and cooperate with public associations of other universities in matters of study, science, creativity and everyday life of students.

5.4. Students (master’s students) are strictly prohibited to bring to the premises of the University devices, items or substances that may pose a threat to the health or life of those who are in the premises. A student (master’s student) must comply with the requirements of safety instructions, as well as fire safety, and remember that smoking is prohibited not only indoors, but also on the territory of the University.

5.5. In the classroom students (master’s students) should be dressed cleanly, neatly, avoid defiant make-up. It is not allowed to wear sportswear (except physical education), stay at the University in outerwear and headdresses.

5.6. Students should take care of any printed edition of the University library: textbooks, teaching aids, fiction, reference books, newspapers and magazines.

 5.7. It is unacceptable to bring unauthorized persons into the University building without the permission of the University administration, to take out various items and equipment from educational and other premises without the permission of the administration.

5.8. The University is not allowed to eat in classrooms, corridors and other places, except for specially designated premises. In the dining room and canteen, the student should not wear outerwear, should behave politely and tactfully towards others and follow the rules of self-service.

Chapter 6. Responsibility for Non-Compliance with the Code of Ethics

6.1. In case of violation of the provisions stipulated by this Code, disciplinary measures may be applied to the student in the manner prescribed by the University Charter and internal regulatory documents.

 

Chapter 7. Final Provisions

7.1. The Code of Ethics of the student (master’s student) of University of Almaty is intended to provide the necessary guidelines for the development of moral and ethical qualities, without which the successful implementation of the functions of future specialists is impossible.

7.2. The upbringing of the moral habit in the student years to follow the requirements of this Code will contribute to the formation of the ethical basis for the activities of future specialists.

7.3. Compliance with the requirements of the Code of Ethics gives the student (master’s student) the opportunity to improve self-esteem of the individual, develop communication skills, be in harmony with himself/herself and with his/her conscience.

7.4. Compliance with the Code of Ethics is the moral duty of each student (master’s student) of the University.

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