Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education
As an NCATE accredited institution it is the responsibility of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education to make sure candidates possess the hightest standards of academic and personal character. To meet this responsibility, department faculty members regularly discuss students and their dispositions. Regular faculty meetings are held to share information about student academic achievement, attitudes, ethics, academic honesty, and student progress in coursework and programs. Information is also shared with other department chairs as necessary for those students not within a School Leadership program of study.
Commitment to Professionalism and Ethical Standards, is addressed in the Teachers College Ethics Policy. Some highlights of this disposition follow:
- Attitudes - Students are expected to maintain a professional and courteous attitude toward professors, other students and course content. It is important to communicate with professors and peers in a professional and respectful manner.
- Behavior - Students are expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with a professional attitude both in traditional classroom settings and online classes. Behavior that is unacceptable includes doing anything that disrupts a class, whether onsite or online. Students should always treat each other, professors and office staff with respect and courtesy.
- Responsibility - In order to do quality work as a student, a reasonable amount of time and commitment is required. When you enroll in a course it is your responsibility to meet the expectations of the course. Weigh your time carefully when planning your course load each semester. It is the university policy that incomplete grades are not awarded when students do not plan sufficient time to complete coursework.
- Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism - Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, activities such as cheating and plagiarism. If you need further information on preventing plagiarism, please visit the Writing Center on the ESU campus located in room 209C of the William Allen White Library or contact the Writing DCenter Hotline at (620) 341-5380.
Student Academic Dishonesty Policy: Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presenting as one's own the intellectual or creative accomplishments of another without giving credit to the source or sources). The faculty member in whose course or under whose tutelage an act of academic dishonesty occurs has the option of failing the student for the academic hours in question. The department may consent to refer the case to other academic personnel for further action. Departments, schools, and colleges may have provisions for more severe penalties than are set forth above. Emporia State University my impose penalties for academic dishonesty up to and including expulsion from the university. The student has the right to appeal the charge of academic dishonesty in accordance with the university's Academic Appeals policy and procedure as set forth in section 9A-04 of the Faculty Handbook.
As a part of your commitment to upholding the disposition standards of the Teachers College, please rate your ability to demonstrate the following dispositions using the following scale:
1 = unable to demonstrate dispositions
2 = able to demonstrate in some instances
3 = able to demonstrate dispositions in all instances