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broadcast and promote the College. The Director of College Relations/Marketing and members
of the EITC Marketing Team approve, post, review, and monitor daily.
2.A.22 High Ethical Standards
EITC is in a unique and enviable position in that the role and mission of the college and each
individual is clearly defined and does not place any individual into a position where the college’s
ethical standards might be compromised. Dealings with the public are simplified by rigidly
adhering to State Board of Education policy. For example, in late 2012 a private, non-profit
foundation asked for permission to use college facilities to support a fund-raising function.
Although this would have increased visibility of the college within the local area and generated
revenue for the college, EITC strictly interpreted state policy and denied the request. The
general method to maintain high ethical standards is:
Don’t place people into positions where ethical values might be compromised.
Maintain open lines of communication so that ethical concerns can be addressed
prior to action being taken
Discuss and collectively make decisions whenever possible so that multiple views
can be expressed and verification made that actions are within the framework of the
college’s standards of integrity.
Internally, EITC makes every effort to treat all individuals fairly and equitably. When a problem
arises there are multiple review processes available to the individual. The college culture has
always promoted open door policies where concerns can be expressed and problems resolved
at each level within the organization. Where this process is insufficient, a grievance policy exists
(Policy 106) which includes peer review and evaluation of the grievance in a formal hearing
environment. Since 2009 there have been two formal grievances filed (both by the same
individual). Although the grievance was denied at the peer review level, the grievance and
hearing results were reviewed and approved by the President.
2.A.23 Conflict of Interest
EITC Policy 228, “Conflict of Interest,” contains procedures to follow when a conflict of interest
arises. EITC has no affiliation with social, political, corporate or religious organizations,
operates strictly as a state agency and operates within the educational autonomy granted by
the State Board of Education and Division of Professional-Technical Education.
2.A.24 Intellectual Property
EITC Policy 221 addresses intellectual property rights and refers to State Board of Education
policy on the matter.
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