Code of Ethics for Språkstudion users

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Photograph: Språkstudion

The following code of ethics is based on SUNET:s Code of Ethics for network users:

A generally accepted principle within the academic community is to keep the study environment and network as open as possible. To achieve this, certain ethical demands must be applied to individuals who use the study environments and networks, as well as on their activities. These ethical requirements do not differ much from other rules placed on citizens in a modern society.

Språkstudion considers it as unethical when someone:

  • Tries to access study environments, network resources or other IT resources without having the right to do that
  • Attempts to interfere with or disrupt the intended use of the study environments, the network or connected IT resources
  • Attempts to damage or destroy study environments or computer based information
  • Clearly misuses available resources
  • Infringes personal privacy
  • Tries to insult or offend others

Good Study Practice at Stockholm University

"Every student has a co-responsibility to create a good study atmosphere. A good attitude involves, for example, not interrupting someone who is speaking during a seminar, discussing something objectively without making personal attacks and presenting criticism so that it is constructive and enriches the research environment. Arriving for lessons and other group activities in time is one way of showing fundamental consideration for lecturers and study colleagues and contributing to meaningful studies.

Photograph: Språkstudion
Photograph: Språkstudion

Disparaging jokes and insulting comments are inappropriate in a good study environment. This also applies to contact via e-mail and to all study-related activities such as gatherings in student pubs, open lectures and meetings organised by the Student’s Union."

(Kåre Bremer, 2008: Decision R 10.01.2008 Ref. no. SU 609-2721-07)