This is a document I had not seen before.
“As members of the Stanford University community, all faculty, staff, students, members of the Board of Trustees, University Officers and affiliates are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of this institution, and of the broader community in which we function. The University values integrity, honesty and fairness….
“Stanford recognizes that it must earn and maintain a reputation for integrity…. Even the appearance of misconduct or impropriety can be very damaging to the University. Stanford must strive at all times to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity.”
I guess we’ve had plenty of discussion of the disciplinary procedures, which (taken literally) limit themselves to “academic” misconduct and (again, if taken literally) would permit serial killers, rapists, and mass murderers, war criminals on campus, as long as they did not plagiarize, harass students or such things.
There is a procedure in this code of conduct, excerpted below. Mind you, it looks like it leads to the same highly flawed disciplinary procedures.
Perhaps there could be a working group to carry it out?
9. REPORTING SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS
a. Reporting to Management — Members of the Stanford community should report suspected violations of applicable laws, regulations, government contract and grant requirements or this Code. This reporting should normally be made initially through standard management channels, beginning with the immediate supervisor, instructor or advisor. If for any reason it is not appropriate to report suspected violations to the immediate supervisor (e.g., the suspected violation is by the supervisor) individuals may go to a higher level of management within their school or department.
b. Other Reporting — All violations of laws or regulations should be reported internally to the Institutional Compliance Helpline (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650/725-0076) or to the Office of the General Counsel (650/723-9611). Any suspected violations of rules regarding federal funds may also be reported to the Department of Defense Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline at 800/424-9098. In addition, any suspected violations of state or federal statutes, rules or regulations may also be reported to the California Attorney General’s whistleblower Hotline at 800/952-5225.
c. Confidentiality — Such reports may be made confidentially, and even anonymously, although the more information given, the easier it is to investigate the reports. Raising such concerns is a service to the University and will not in itself jeopardize employment.
d. Cooperation — All employees are expected to cooperate fully in the investigation of any misconduct.