Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Code of Conduct

Affiliation with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies presumes mutual respect among students, staff, faculty and visitors. A positive atmosphere of professionalism and collegiality is essential for everyone to perform to the best of his or her abilities. This requires respect for the opinions and questions of others and behaviour that is, at all times, courteous and conducive to creating a pleasant and productive environment for learning and working.

This Code of Conduct applies both to members of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, including students and employees, and to individuals who are in the faculty for short periods of time as visitors or service personnel. It also extends to those engaged in co-operative work placements, internship or other duties outside of The University of Western Ontario.

The FIMS Code of Conduct acts as a general guideline to appropriate behaviour by FIMS students, staff, faculty and visitors. When a complaint under the Code has been brought forward, other official university documentation may take precedence (see Administration of the Code below).

Administration of the Code

Breach of this code should be brought to the attention of the Dean or Associate Dean. When dealing with a complaint under the Code, other official university documentation may take precedence, including The University of Western Ontario Code of Student Conduct, procedures and sanctions for Scholastic Offences, Policy and Procedures for the Conduct of Research, the Race Relations Policy, the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures, the Access Code for The University of Western Ontario Library System, and ITS Guidelines for Appropriate Use of Computing and Network Facilities.