A Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science: Policy by Richard F. Schier

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The Committee relies on employing institutions as well as judicial and quasi-judicial bodies to operate by procedures that provide due process. 2 However, when a political scientist is dismissed, not reappointed or suspended from employment by a university, college or other employing institution for the stated reason of coercive sexual harassment, or is legally adjudged to have committed such acts, the Association, upon recommendation of its Ethics Committee, shall inform its members through PS.

The concept of “moral turpitude” identifies the exceptional case in which the professor may be denied a year’s teaching or pay in whole or in part, The statement applies to that kind of behavior which goes beyond simply warranting discharge and is so utterly blameworthy as to make it inappropriate to require the offering of a year’s teaching or pay. The standard is not that the moral sensibilities of persons in the particular community have been affronted. The standard is behavior that would evoke condemnation by the academic community generally.

3) At least twelve months before the expiration of an appointment after two or more For a more detailed statement on this question, see “On Crediting Prior Service Elsewhere as Part of the Probationary Period,” AAUP Bulletin 64 (1978): 274-75. 7 American Political Science Association 25 A Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science years in the institution. Other obligations, both of institutions and individuals, are described in the Statement on Recruitment and Resignation of Faculty Members, as endorsed by the Association of American Colleges and the American Association of University Professors in 1961.

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