Code of Ethics

High School Georgia Senate

Resolution N3

April 10, 2019

Approve the Code of Ethics of High School Georgia and the disciplinary liability norms of the following institutions:

Code of Ethics of HS Georgia and Code of Disciplinary Liability

Approved :

By the Representative Council

Decree N6 of Dec 19, 2017 (resolution N7)

Changes :

April 10, 2019 of the Senate of HS Georgia

Protocol N1 (Resolution N3)

Tbilisi

Chapter I. Code of Ethics

Article 1. General provisions

1.1. The Code of Ethics of Higher Educational Institutions (hereinafter Georgia) is a formulation of ethical principles, values ​​and behavior of Universal Staff and Students. The Code aims to help the personnel and students of Universal Solutions to solve and establish ethical issues that may arise during their work or learning period.

1.2. All employees of GE Georgia shall be obliged to obey the Georgian legislation, the Code of Ethics and the Regulation of Georgia.

1.3. OU Georgia’s employees should respect each other’s intellectual property and recognize the right of each student to get education in the free environment of violence, discrimination and intimidation. Staff and students are also free to choose their religious beliefs, but they are obliged to respect the different views of others. In Georgia, it is unacceptable to create conflict situations on ethnic and religious issues.

Article 2. Rules of conduct of the personnel of George Georgia and ethical standards of relations

2.1. The Staff of Georgia, which serves the implementation of the mission of Georgia, must carry out its activities in accordance with high standards of honesty, honesty and ethics. She is obliged to follow the principles of ethical conduct based on her professional and professional duties.

2.2. The academic and invited staff are obliged to be regularly educated to increase the pedagogic and professional level. Besides, academic and invited personnel are obliged to take active part in the public or educational-scientific activities of GE Georgia.

2.3. The Staff of the Georgian Journal is obliged to avoid or respond to the situation that can directly or indirectly shade Georgia’s reputation. Conflict, tense and unhealthy relationships with others, colleagues, colleagues, colleagues, and other people, disrespect and cynical attitude towards others, creating a tense, negative emotional background, etc.

2.4. The personnel of No Georgia should not request / receive a gift or sum and should not encourage any such action if it is related to abuse of power by them.

2.5. Continuously developing his own knowledge and skills is the responsibility of the whole staff of GE Georgia. They should constantly try to improve their qualifications.

2.6. The personnel of the US Georgia are obliged to take care of the material-technical base of the GE Georgia, use them as intended and safeguard security measures.

Article 3. Rules of conduct of administrative and support staff of GE Georgia and ethical standards of relations

3.1. The duty of administrative and support staff is to create a moral, financial-economic and household environment for scientific research and professional development in Georgia. For this purpose they are obliged to:

– to obey the rules, procedures and legislation established by GE Georgia;

-Effectively utilize the property, work time, intellectual abilities and other resources;

Do not disclose confidential information received during professional activities, except for legitimate needs.

Article 4. Rules of conduct of Georgian students and ethical standards of communication

4.1. The responsibility of the student is to honor Georgia, where he has knowledge. Learn how to participate in conducted studies, follow the Code of Ethics and the requirements of other legal acts in Georgia, promote the increase of U. George’s authority. It follows:

-Articles do not impose insults and other students from the university of Georgia and do not carry out other violent acts against them;

In Georgia, it is prohibited to use weapons, alcohol and drugs. Gambling games, as well as unlawful action provided by Georgian legislation is prohibited;

– In exchange for the benefits of the family, the personnel do not offer or require any kind of benefits;

Do not commit academic fraud / plagiarism, in particular :

-Encording to the work of another student, or use any other supporting material that is not permitted by the lecturer;

Instead of passing a student, pass a test or ask another person to pass a test instead of him;

– to present the person’s work as his own;

– quote someone else’s work or statement without reference to the appropriate source;

– Find and use confidential information about the test;

– to rule out, to destroy or replace another student’s work;

– hinder other students from studying and concealing the use of resources necessary for research, illegal possession or destruction;

-It will support other students in academic fraud;

– to use or fabricate actual information of research activities;

The institute is obliged to learn all the courses that have been chosen by their own desire and the teaching of which is obligatory. To follow the provisions of the GEORGIA and other regulations governing its activities (including the provisions of this Code).

In any case, the student will not be allowed to protect, or recover from the protection, which is formulated as a negative semester assessment in case of plagiarism in performing the Bachelor’s thesis. The student has the right to perform a new Bachelor’s Degree in the next two years. The student is obliged to re-prepare the Bachelor’s Degree in accordance with the procedure established in Georgia and in the amount of money;

4.3. Preservation of disciplinary norms by students in the territory of Georgia is controlled by the Security and Health Service, the Dean of the Faculty or the Rector of Special Occasions. At the same time disciplinary control is delegated to staff and student self-government bodies.

4.4. In case of violation of the provisions of the higher education institution of Georgia, the Code of Ethics or the Georgian legislation, the staff of Oz Georgia is entitled to raise the responsibility of the violator. The Rector of Oz Georgia has the right to terminate the status of the student against the student who violates the provision.

4.5. Head of the study course is responsible for the student’s behavior in the auditorium. If a student violates the order or law and thereby prevents the lecture, the lecturer is entitled to request the student to leave the audience. Only a faculty dean or rector has the right to prohibit participation in lectures for a longer period.

Chapter II. Disciplinary liability norms

Article 5. Disciplinary proceedings and norms of disciplinary liability

5.1. Disciplinary proceedings and disciplinary liability norms determine the basics of disciplinary liability for staff and students, types of disciplinary penalty, initiation of disciplinary proceedings, disciplinary proceedings and imposing responsibility.

5.2. Basics of Disciplinary Responsibility

The basis for disciplinary responsibility is:

Violation of effective legislation;

Non-fulfillment of the duties prescribed by the Georgian State Regulations and other normative and individual administrative-legal acts;

Violation of the Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Rules;

– Any behavior that can not be formally incorporated in this article, but is contrary to ethical norms and other requirements.

5.3. Terms of disciplinary proceedings

– No disciplinary liability shall be held if the two (2) years have passed since the date of commencement or detection of disciplinary violation and three (3) months from the date of making a decision on disciplinary proceedings.

The decision of the Disciplinary Council to decide on the admissibility of the complaint is one (1 month) upon receipt of the application / complaint, and the case review and decision-making – from the date of disciplinary prosecution (1) months.

-Period during which the hearing of the case is suspended or canceled shall not be counted within the timeframe of the proceedings specified by the regulation.

5. 4 . Types of Disciplinary Scam

The following types of disciplinary penalty are prescribed for the academic / invited and administrative / support personnel :

-Note;

-Each;

-Contensive reprimand;

Discharge from service;

– 20% of the monthly remuneration of labor.

Students imposed disciplinary sanction the following types :

-Note;

-Each;

-Contensive reprimand;

-Continue the status quo.

Article 6. disciplinary proceedings implementing bodies and their powers

6.1. Implementation of Code of Ethics in Ethics and Monitoring of disciplinary disciplines and disciplinary proceedings shall be carried out by disciplinary proceeding body (subsequently disciplinary council) and other authorities with appropriate authorities.

6.2. The Disciplinary Council is a group formed from the main structural units of the GEORGIA – the faculties and the administration of the administration of Georgia, from the library, other structural units, and the chairman of the board / chairperson of the Council shall be elected at the first meeting of the Council with the simple majority of members, in the open voting procedure.

6.3. The disciplinary board has the following powers :

To receive and study the information received (application / complaint);

-Exercise the limitation periods specified by this regulation for disciplinary prosecution;

– To determine whether disciplinary prosecution should be initiated. For this purpose, the disciplinary board shall take an explanation from the author / complaint author and the person against which the complaint is filed. The disciplinary council can speak to the party and request information specification, presenting documents and relevant materials. It should take into consideration the solicitations and additional explanations. In case of confirmation of the validity of information, it will become the basis for disciplinary persecution;

In case of non-disciplinary sanction (disciplinary persecution), the applicant was given a reasonable decision on refusal to initiate disciplinary liability;

– Implement disciplinary persecution, take appropriate decision and submit it to the Rector of Georgia.

Article 7. Basis for commencement of disciplinary proceedings

7.1. Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated by the Director of the Georgian Rector, Vice Rector, Senate, UG Georgia Quality Assurance and Strategic Development Department, Faculty Dean, Faculty Board, Student Self-Government, Disciplinary Board, Other Service, staff, student, as well as the person On the basis of the application / complaint that the person or student’s actions violated his rights and interests.

Article 8. The application / complaint review and production of the reception

8.1. The disciplinary council shall examine case materials within a month after receiving a complaint or application, to make a decision whether there is sufficient grounds for disciplinary proceedings and decide whether to initiate disciplinary prosecution or termination of disciplinary proceedings.

8.2. Disciplinary proceedings should not be initiated or disciplinary proceedings should be terminated:

– The application / application or notification does not satisfy the admissibility conditions;

-An appeal / statement or notification even if the information is accurate does not give rise to disciplinary prosecution;

– have been exhausted for disciplinary persecution or disciplinary sanction;

– The researched materials do not provide the basis for disciplinary prosecution;

– Verified materials indicate that the person committed a criminal offense;

– The application / complaint is a person who is no longer a Georgian person or student.

– If the author / complaint author refuses to file a complaint, the disciplinary council is entitled to stop or motivate the disciplinary persecution.

In case of termination of disciplinary proceedings, the Board shall transfer the applicant’s decision on termination of disciplinary proceedings.

Article 9. Suspension and delay of disciplinary proceedings

9.1. Disciplinary proceedings may be suspended if the material obtained during the examination of the case reveals that a person may have a criminal offense. In this case, the case must be conducted in the body with the proper competence.

9.2. Disciplinary proceedings may be postponed if objective difficulties or obstacles (person’s illness or other cases) arise during examination of the application / complaint, which makes it impossible to proceed.

9.3. The hearing of the case will be resumed from the moment of termination or suspension of disciplinary proceedings.

Article 10. Rules for reviewing an application / complaint

10.1. The Disciplinary Council shall examine the application / complaint in fair and impartial manner by complying with the principles of equality before competence and law.

10.2. Disciplinary authority sessions are closed and confidential information obtained in the course of disciplinary proceedings is confidential. A person has the right to request a disciplinary proceeding against him at a public hearing.

10.3. The disciplinary council sessions are governed by its chairperson or any of its members elected by a majority of the members present in the open voting procedure.

10.4. In case of necessity, the disciplinary council shall invite witnesses and other persons to know the date, time and place of the session.

10.5. The disciplinary council is obliged to hear an explanation of a disciplinary violator who is entitled to take part in disciplinary proceeding either directly or through a representative. The parties have the right to present their own position, put questions to witnesses, submit documents and other evidence, file motions for additional materials, documents and information on, as well as evidence of a seizure, other persons to request the declaration and other unintended actions conduct this article tsieleba.

10.6. The disciplinary council has the right to question the parties and persons invited to participate in the session, request additional documents, materials and information, call witnesses and perform other actions.

10.7. At the sitting of the Disciplinary Council, the meeting secretary (who is elected by the majority of the attendees at the first sitting) shall determine the protocol, signed by the chairperson and the secretary.

10.8. Decision on imposing disciplinary prosecution or disciplinary punishment against a person shall be taken by a majority of the total composition of open voting. Different opinions are written in writing and are attached to the decision.

Article 11. Participation of Disciplinary Violation in the Hearing of the Case

11.1. The disciplinary body may require the attendance of a disciplinary violation hearing.

11.2. If the person is not appointed at the hearing sessions, the session shall be postponed for 10 days. If the person is not declared for the second time, the Disciplinary Council is authorized to consider the case without attending a disciplinary offender; Also, in case of adequate grounds, make a decision and impose a disciplinary penalty.

11.3. If a person fails to disclose due to a serious illness at the Disciplinary Council meeting or for any other reason, the Disciplinary Council should suspend the case.

11.4. After the reason for suspension of the case, the Disciplinary Council will resume the case review. After the review of the case, the absence of the offender does not prevent the decision on the case.

Article 12 of the disciplinary penalties imposed

12.1. When imposing a disciplinary sanction, the disciplinary council is obliged to consider the gravity (breaches) of the gravity and the degree, the damage (or possible) damage. Also a repeat of the violation. The responsibility of a person increases the gravity of the disciplinary offense and the proportion of the quality or the repeated violations of the norms; If a person has violated the disciplinary violation and has previously imposed disciplinary responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of this Code, the disciplinary authority may make a decision on using a more severe disciplinary penalty.

12.2. It is not permissible to impose a penalty for which a decision has already been made.

12.3. Decision on imposing a disciplinary sanction must be substantiated and based on the evidence obtained in the relevant manner.

Article 13. Decision of the Disciplinary Council

13.1. The decision should include :

– Name of the organizing body;

Composition of the Disciplinary Council;

Date of review;

Name, surname and status of disciplinary violator;

The date of commencement of disciplinary proceedings and the imposition of disciplinary penalty;

The circumstances related to the disciplinary case;

The substance of disciplinary violations and disciplinary violations;

– Factual and legal basis for decision making;

The form of disciplinary violation and the disciplinary penalty imposed;

Termination of disciplinary proceedings, denial of complaint / announcement, or imposing a disciplinary penalty.

Article 14 per disciplinary body decision about

14.1. A certified copy of the decision of the Disciplinary Council shall be forwarded to a disciplinary violator within five (five working days) days after the decision is made.

14.2. A copy of the decision shall be attached to the personal case of the disciplinary violator.

Article 15. Appeal of the Disciplinary Council Decision .

15.1. Disciplinary Offender shall be authorized to appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Board within one month after the decision of the decision made by the law.

Article 16. Execution of Decisions of the Disciplinary Council

16.1. Decisions of the Disciplinary Council shall enter into force upon the expiry of the appeal or in case of appeal, upon the entry into force of the court decision on imposing a disciplinary sanction.

16.2. The rector of the GE Georgia or the head of the relevant structural unit is obliged to enforce the decision within one month after its entry into force. The decisions of the disciplinary council against the academic / invited, administrative and support staff are executed by the rector’s order.

16.3. Disciplinary decisions of the student against the student are conducted by the Dean of the faculty and the termination of the status of the student with the submission of the latter and the rector’s order.

Article 17. Terms of validity of the penalty

17.1. Stress: Note, reprimand, strict reprimand, valid for a certain period of time before the expiry of which a disciplinary violator is considered disciplined.

17.2. If the person does not commit a disciplinary violation during the relevant period, the note loses power after three months after the entry into force of the relevant decision, reprimand – after six months of strict rebuke – one year afterwards.

Article 18. Types of Encouragement

18.1. The encouragement of U. Georgia’s employees is to be honest and efficient to perform duties, long and exemplary work in Georgia and taking into account the results of the assessment of personnel.

18.2. Types of encouragement :

Bonus;
Material and non-material rewards;
Thank you;
Awarded with a paid gift;
Types of other incentives
18.3. Some form of encouragement can be used simultaneously.

18.4. Encouragement is announced by the order of the Rector and in case provided for by the legislation it will be ensured by its publicity.

Chapter III. Plagiarism

Article 19. Mechanisms for Plagiarism Prevention and Discovery

19.1. The Higher Education Institute of Georgia establishes study and research activities in the principles of academic integrity, responsibilities to protect the intellectual labor and copyright of others. Accordingly, the policy of avoiding plagiarism has been developed.

19.2. Us George discusses all the cases where the authors make sense, ideas, video, audio, or other visual materials, etc., in their own work without proper certification.

19.3. For the purpose of avoiding plagiarism, preventing it, and raising awareness of students and academic personnel in this field, GE Georgia has developed the following mechanisms:

A. In the Syllabuses of the curriculum, the relevant paragraph provides the need for increasing the awareness of scholars in the teaching process by respect to the intellectual labor of others and the need for adequate verification in their own research or other creative and research products;

B. The undergraduate level is taught in the relevant compulsory training course (academic writing), where students study the ways of avoiding plagiarism, rules of reference (quoting, resuscitation and paraphrasing) of bibliographic data and sources;

C. Universal Georgia has developed a unified uniform rule for academic undergraduate papers; These rules are available on the web site and are available for any applicant;

D. In the field of plagiarism in Georgia there is also a collegial assessment system for examination of bachelor’s work;

Article 20. Mechanisms for avoiding and detecting plagiarism for academic personnel

20.1. Us George, from his academic staff, also asks for research conducted on behalf of Georgia in accordance with the principles of research and good faith. It is inadmissible to use someone else’s opinion, theory, research, idea, audio and visual content without the knowledge and reference quota made by Universal Georgia.

20.2. For this prevention, Georgia uses a collegiate assessment system to send anonymous review of Georgian-language scientific monographs, publications and other types of research, if there are relevant circumstances; The Ethics Committee, in case of student or academic personnel, has been identified as plagiarism, examines the existing case and conducts the relevant measure.

A. Announcement of the reprimand in case of student and the evaluation of the assessment;

B. In case of academic personnel – announcement of reprimand, if this is the first case of plagiarism, and in the case of repeat labor – termination of labor contract;

Article 21. Ethics Committee

21.1. In the course of conducting research by academic personnel in Georgia, the Ethics Committee shall be created to examine the integrity and the plagiarism and subsequent reaction to the student’s academic work.

21.2. The Ethics Committee is a group based on the Rector’s Order from the Principals of the Structural Units of Georgia, as well as from the Administration of the University of Georgia and from other structural units, whose chairman / board chairperson is elected at the first meeting of the Council with a simple majority of members, in open voting.

Article 22. The Rights and Responsibilities of the Ethics Committee:

– Consider the informed consent and other materials intended for participants in the study protocol and research;

– Approval of the study (recognition);

– Protection of persons engaged in scientific research taking into account the principles and regulations of research ethics;

Monitoring of progress in ongoing studies in Georgia and periodic (annual) review;

– Study and approve any changes in the current study;

Development of the Strategy in order to ensure that Georgia will be able to better understand the goals set within the scope of scientific research which will be in line with the strategic development plan of GE Georgia;

– Development of new research strategies, finding and disseminating information on potential researches;

-Improve the publication of the study and disseminate its results both within and outside of Georgia;

Discussion and recognition of materials to be presented at scientific conferences;

– Discuss the issues related to the plagiarism.

Chapter IV. Final Provisions

Article 23. Final provisions

23.1 This Code of Ethics shall enter into force upon approval of the Senate of Georgia and it has no retroactive force;

23.2. Any amendments to the Code of Ethics shall be in compliance with the applicable Georgian legislation and shall be approved by the US Senate amendment or amendment.

Chairman of the Meeting :

Salome first

Secretary of the session :

Maia Adavadze