Expected standards of behaviour for RMIT staff.
|Category||Talent & Culture|
|Effective date||1 May 2017|
|Review date||24 November 2019|
|Owner||Chief Operating Officer|
|Author||Executive Director Human Resources|
To set out expected standards of behaviour for RMIT staff and rules for managing real or potential conflicts between academic freedom and University values.
All staff, including consultants, visiting researchers, contractors, third party suppliers, honorary appointments, visiting appointments and agents of the organisation who have access to RMIT’s information systems or information, in the RMIT Group.
The Student Conduct Policy sets out the expected standards of behaviour for students and the rules of management of student misconduct.
1.1. RMIT Group staff, contractors, agency staff, honorary appointments, visiting appointments and members of University committees, the Council and its committees must abide by the Code of Conduct approved by Council.
2.1. Any individual can make a disclosure to Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission about the conduct of staff or officers of the RMIT Group.
2.2. Disclosers remain liable for their own conduct even though this conduct has been disclosed.
2.3. Disclosures must be made in accordance with the Protected disclosure policy process approved by the Chief Risk Officer.
3.1. Staff, consultants, visitors, contractors, third party suppliers, honorary appointments, visiting appointments and agents of the organisation who have access to RMIT’s information systems or information, regardless of whether the information is held on RMIT’s premises or at other locations, and/or are bound by RMIT policy where their contract of engagement with the University specifically provides for this must abide by the Acceptable use of information and communication technology standard approved by the Chief Information Security Officer.
3.2. Any use of the University’s ICT facilities contrary to this standard may result in withdrawal of access.
3.3. The RMIT Group does not assume legal responsibility or liability for any content placed or communications made on social media platforms by its employees outside of the RMIT Group business.
3.4. Individuals are responsible for content placed or communications made on social media platforms.
3.5. ITS monitors and reviews online behaviour.
3.6. Exemptions to the Acceptable use of information and communications technology standard must be sought via the ITS policy exemption request policy process approved by the Chief Information Security Officer.
3.6.1. Exemptions must be sought prior to undertaking investigations or research.
5.1. Where necessary, a Sub-Committee of Academic Board is convened to consider and provide advice on academic and research activities that may be thought to conflict with the RMIT Code of Conduct, objects or values.
5.2. The Sub-Committee considers significant, high-risk activities which cannot be resolved via existing processes.
5.3. The Sub-Committee is chaired by the Chair of Academic Board.
5.3.1. Three Professors with relevant disciplinary expertise (one chosen from each College);
5.3.2. One Vocational Education teacher;
5.3.3. One PhD candidate;
5.3.4. Chair of Research Committee; and
5.3.5. Chair of Education Committee.
5.4. The Sub-Committee’s recommendation is submitted to Academic Board for approval.
5.5. The Sub-Committee’s recommendation and the decision of Academic Board are available as part of the Academic Board minutes.
|Version||Approval date||Effective date||Summary of changes||Approval authority|
|1.0||24 November 2016||1 May 2017||New policy||VCE|
|1.1||4 April 2019||1 March 2019||Amendment to section 4||VCE|
- Code of Conduct
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Intellectual Property Policy
- Privacy and Information Management Policy
- Research Policy
- Student Conduct Policy