Code of Ethics

We believe that the education profession consists of one education workforce serving the needs of students globally.

We recognize the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process and the obligation to provide excellent high-quality courses.

We believe
in equal educational opportunity for all and accept the responsibility to adhere to the highest possible degree of ethical standards.

We believe
each student is a unique individual who deserves stimulating and challenging courses in which to advance intellectually, socially, and professionally.

We believe
that providing students access to interactive online lessons, quizzes and tests, allowing adequate time to reinforce the lesson being studied, creates an opportunity for individual discoveries which are meaningful and relevant to one’s life and interests.

We believe
in respect for diversity, global responsibility, conservation of natural resources, and a commitment to sustainability.

We believe
in networking, partnerships with professional institutions such as the
American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers, theCourt Reporters’ Association of Ontario, theInternational Alliance of Professional Reporters and Transcribers, the community, and economic transformation of the world.

Commitment to the Student

The IITCR strives to help each student realize his or her potential as a worthy and effective member of society.  The IITCR therefore works to stimulate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals.

In fulfillment of the obligation to the student, the IITCR

  • Shall not deliberately suppress or distort the student’s progress.
  • Shall not on the basis of race, colour, creed, sex, national origin, marital status, political or religious beliefs, family, social or cultural background, or sexual orientation:
                            – exclude any student from participation in any course;
                            – grant any improper advantage to any student;
                            – use professional relationships with students for private advantage; or
                            – disclose any information about students unless disclosure serves a compelling
                               professional purpose or is required by law.

Commitment to the Profession

The education profession is vested by the public with a trust and responsibility requiring the highest ideals of professional service.

In the belief that the quality of the services of the education profession directly influences a nation and its citizens, the IITCR shall exert every effort to raise professional standards, to promote a climate that encourages the exercise of professional judgment, and to assist in preventing the practice of the profession by unqualified persons.

In fulfillment of the obligation to the profession, the IITCR:

  •  Shall not misrepresent his/her professional qualifications.
  • Shall not assist a non-educator in the unauthorized practice of teaching.
  • Shall not disclose information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.

Students

Students are expected to adhere to and practice the Code of Ethics.

Representation

Every student of the IITCR is expected to represent him or herself honestly and respectfully in all situations, whether orally or in written statements.  Honest and respectful representation includes, but is not limited to, providing only truthful material information on all IITCR applications, financial forms, and any other official document.

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity.  Academic dishonesty includes lying, cheating, and using unauthorized materials on any assignment, quiz or exam.

• The act of lying is to intentionally provide false information or a false statement with the purpose of misleading or with irresponsible regard of the truth.

• Cheating is acting dishonestly in order to gain an unfair advantage.  Cheating includes giving or receiving unauthorized aid on any assignment, quiz, transcription assignment, or exam.  Cheating also includes using the same material of work previously used for another course unless the student has permission from the IITCR to do so.  Cheating furthermore includes plagiarism, which is when a student uses the ideas of another and declares it as his or her own.

“But we must remember that good laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government.  Hence there are two parts of good government; one is the actual obedience of citizens to the laws, the other part is the goodness of the laws which they obey…” (Aristotle)

 

Students will be required to comply with the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters’ Code of Ethics prior to beginning any course.

I acknowledge that I have read and am bound by the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters’ Code of Ethics.  I specifically acknowledge and understand that cheating will not be tolerated by the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.  I acknowledge that I am the person I represent myself to be and there is no one assisting me with any part of these courses or examinations.  I also hereby acknowledge that I will relinquish any Certificate of Accomplishment granted to me by the IITCR if it is discovered that I cheated in any way.

 

If it is suspected that a student has breached the Code of Ethics, the process followed will include (but is not limited to) the following:

1. It is the responsibility of the Registration Office of the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters to conduct random checks with respect to students who have successfully completed our courses.

2. If dishonesty is suspected, it will be investigated and the student and the Chief Executive Officer will be notified in writing.

 

3. The student will be given an opportunity to respond and give a full explanation in writing to the Chief Executive Officer and/or her designate.

4. A decision will be reached and delivered to the student and the Chief Executive Officer and/or her designate.
The remedies specified by the IITCR for the violation of any provision of this Code shall be exclusive and no such provision shall be enforceable in any form other than the one specifically designated by the IITCR.