College of HHD

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College Learning Outcomes

College Learning Outcome I: Ethics and Professional Behavior

Students in the College of Health and Human Development will demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors in educational and/or professional practice settings.

A. PRACTITIONER’S CODE:

  • Individuals shall apply principles of an evidence based practice to professional decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Individuals shall engage in sound scientific inquiry and critical analyses of theories, methodologies, and practices or applications.

B. COMPORTMENT CODE: 

  • Individuals shall dress appropriately
  • Individuals shall exhibit appropriate work habits
  • Individuals shall exhibit the appropriate attitude towards clients, patients, co-workers, and supervisors

C. HUMAN RELATIONS CODE: 

  • Individuals shall exhibit conflict resolution skills
  • Individuals shall exhibit leadership skills
  • Individuals shall exhibit effective communication skills
  • Individuals shall demonstrate team work skills

D. ETHICAL CODE:

  • Individuals shall seek to benefit others
  • Individuals shall respect others confidentiality/protect others’ privacy
  • Individuals shall always seek informed voluntary consent
  • Individuals shall not engage in fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation
  • Individuals shall not discriminate against others on the basis of gender, race, education, socio-economic state, age, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, etc.
  • Individuals shall not engage in harassment or inappropriate sexual behavior with others (clients, patients, co-workers, and supervisors)
  • Individuals shall avoid conflicts of interest
  • Individuals shall not harm others

Note: Typically egregious violations of these ethical codes will not only be unethical, but also illegal. However, one should not rely on the law as a standard for ethical behavior. One should avoid acting unethically, even if the action is not illegal.

E. Sensitivity Code:

  • Individuals shall understand how each code above is shaped by the diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives of both practitioners and patients or clients.

College Learning Outcome II: Health and Quality of Life Disparities

Students in the College of Health and Human Development will demonstrate awareness of health and quality of life challenges that individuals, families and communities encounter living in a complex multi-racial, multi-ethnic urban environment.

A. Individuals will explain the multi-disciplinary and multi-factorial nature of the larger disparities problem as it pertains to their area of study or professional practice.

B. Individuals will describe disparities research as it pertains to their own area of study and professional practice.