Teachers College is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. Members of the Teachers College community are expected to conduct their activities as required by law and by College policies and procedures.
Compliance is the formal process of understanding and complying with relevant laws, regulations, professional standards and policies. Higher education has become a highly regulated enterprise, and compliance has become an important part of virtually every activity of the College. Examples of compliance areas include such areas as environmental health and safety, information security, conflict of interest and ethics, human resources, financial aid, non-discrimination, equity and diversity, financial management, immigration, and research.
The Compliance Process at the college flows through committees organized to review specific areas of the law. Their findings are reviewed by the area vice president or dean, who will then report to the President and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The focus of the College’s compliance efforts is not to be punitive or to place blame, but rather to promote a culture of compliance and ethical best practices and to provide the resources necessary to achieved the highest rate of compliance possible.