The "Working Manuals" are a vital resource for faculty members at WKU, as they contain policies, guidelines, standards, and recommendations for faculty work.
WKU is an American college degree-awarding institution accredited by MSCHE and approved by the Ministry of Education of China.
Faculty members at WKU are required to follow these rules and policies to ensure the provision of world-class education in a secure and stimulating environment.
2023_Working_Manuals_KUSA_WKU_MSCHE (Download here: 17MB)
List of Working Manuals:
Addition #1) For ARTP (Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion), here are several documents for the application (all documents are available at Kean University's Faculty Form Webiste https://www.kean.edu/offices/academic-affairs/faculty-forms )
Addition #2) For College of Business use, AACSB Accrediation Standardss (2022) is also avaiable here:
Addition #3) WKU Financial System Instruction here:
Addition #4) WKU NOTICE of MOVING APARTMENT (2023.05.25)
*Remarks: WKU HR's HR Portal's Benefit Part: Password Protected: https://wku.edu.cn/en/org/hr/benefits/
Fundamental Comliances and Ethics for Faculty Members
Compliance with these policies is crucial for maintaining the institution's reputation and ensuring that students receive a high-quality education.
The manuals are continuously updated to reflect changes in the rules and policies, which are subject to frequent modifications. These updates are necessary to ensure that the institution's standards remain in line with the latest developments in the field and the evolving needs of students.
Additionally, American college degree-awarding schools have specific rules and policies related to accreditation, financial aid, student privacy, and academic integrity. Institutions must comply with these regulations to maintain their accreditation status and ensure that students receive a valuable educational experience.
(Example of Participatory and Transparent management rules at MSCHE Standards)
MSCHE (Middel State Commision of Higher Education)'s Standard II: Ethics and Integrity
MSCHE's requirements of Ethics and Integrity in the accreditation process for higher education institutions.
- 1. Institutions must have policies and procedures in place to ensure ethical behavior and integrity.
- 2. These policies and procedures must be periodically assessed to ensure they are effective.
- 3. Institutions must disclose any material issues related to ethics and integrity in a timely and accurate manner.
- 4. Ethical behavior and integrity must be demonstrated in institutional policies, processes, practices, and implementation.
- 5. Institutions must promote ethical behavior and integrity among faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
- 6. Institutions must provide training on ethics and integrity to faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
- 7. Institutions must have mechanisms in place for reporting ethical violations or concerns.
- 8. Institutions must investigate reported ethical violations or concerns promptly and thoroughly.
- 9. Institutions must take appropriate action to address ethical violations or concerns.
- 10. The accreditation process includes an evaluation of an institution's adherence to ethical principles and values related to academic programs, research activities, financial management, governance, student services, and other areas as appropriate.
These requirements are outlined on page 10 of the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation document.
Faculty members are expected to uphold professional standards related to teaching, research, and service, as well as ethical and professional behavior. Overall, the rules and policies governing American college degree-awarding schools with Chinese MOE's approval are in place to promote a safe, productive, and engaging learning environment. Institutions and faculty members must abide by these regulations to ensure that students receive a high-quality education and the necessary tools to succeed in their future careers.
Kean University's Code of Conduct and Ethics for Faculty Members.
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD Kean Code of Conduct and Ethics DOCUMENTS:
- Uniform Ethics Code
- Plain Language Guide
- Kean Supplemental Ethics Code
- Receipt for Uniform Ethics Code, Plain Language Guide to New Jersey’s Executive Branch Ethics Standards, and Kean University Supplemental Ethics Code
- Outside Activity Questionnaire (OAQ) Form - Full Time Employees
If there is any ethics issue or concerns within the Kean employees and students, it should be immediatly reportedto the Ethics Office with this form (Please email or return this form to: Kelly Schlusselfeld, Ethics Liaison Officer; Kean Hall 117; firstname.lastname@example.org; 908-737-7046). "You can report it Anonymously".
Ethics Complaints and Discipline (Click Below to download the Complaint Form)
Key Websites for Working Manuals
1. Wenzhou-Kean University's HR Portal
2. Kean University's HR Office
2023. 09.09: Added [KUSA] Compliances, Ethics, and Complaints Report.
2023. 05. 25: Added [WKU] Moving Apartment, New Hire Orientation, Title IX
2023. 05. 23: Added [WKU] Financial System Instruction
2023. 05. 07: Initially Archived