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Theme 7: Responsibility and openness

Everyone is responsible for acting with integrity. Because we are jointly responsible for the integrity of Tilburg University, a culture in which matters can be discussed is important. We help each other and allow ourselves to be called to account for compliance with integrity rules. After all, this is also part of working in a professional way. Tilburg University encourages discussion and disclosure of integrity issues!

On this site you will find the Code of Conduct in brief. The full text in the PDF is leading at all times.

Our 4 ground rules regarding responsibility and openness:

  • Cijfer 1

    Responsibility

    You are responsible for your own integrity

    You are responsible for your own integrity and compliance with this Code of Conduct

  • Cijfer 2

    Openness for discussion

    You make it open for discussion if you suspect that someone violates this Code

    You make it open for discussion if you suspect that a colleague, student or guest violates this Code of Conduct. See the roadmap for whom you can contact for this.

  • 3

    Dilemmas

    You disclose questions, difficulties, concerns, and violations

    You disclose questions, difficulties, concerns, and violations of the Code of Conduct. If you are in doubt as to whether an action involves a violation, discuss it with your manager, the integrity coordinator or confidential adviser (on academic integrity).

  • 4

    Duty to report by supervisors/managers

    Managers/program coordinators always report a suspicion of an integrity violation

    Managers/program coordinators always report a suspicion of an integrity violation to the integrity coordinator or the confidential adviser on academic integrity.

Further details and guidelines 

Tilburg University encourages discussion and disclosure of integrity issues!

Openness and vulnerability testify to strength and are appreciated

It is quite complex in a world full of temptations, risks, and moral issues and dilemmas to always act with integrity. That is why it is pleasant and necessary to be able to talk about this with each other. Be open, discuss with fellow students, colleagues, and guests how best to act in difficult situations and ask for help if you cannot figure it out yourself.

What if things go wrong?

As a (former) employee you are directly affected in you interest by a decision or a comparable action by the university as employer on one of the subjects mentioned in the collective labour agreement(CAO), and you want to lodge an objection or appeal against it. Or as a student you have a complaint about an organizational unit or an employee of Tilburg University. Think of incorrect practices during exams or lectures.

Below you see where you can go. You don’t have to follow all the stops. If you prefer to skip a stop, you can, it’s especially important that you enter into discussion!

Roadmap: where can you go?

As a student
  1. The person concerned
  2. Tutor, program coordinator, chair of the department or the Vice Dean or Dean
  3. Dean of Students or Program Coordinator 
  4. Central desk for disputes and complaints

 

As an employee
Download the roadmap

Where you can go when, you will also find in the roadmap