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!
Our 4 ground rules regarding responsibility and openness:
ResponsibilityYou are responsible for your own integrity
You are responsible for your own integrity and compliance with this Code of Conduct
Openness for discussionYou 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.
DilemmasYou 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).
Duty to report by supervisors/managersManagers/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.
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
Download the roadmap
Where you can go when, you will also find in the roadmap