NewU board approves statement of ethical principles, academic programs
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue NewU Board of Trustees on Friday (Dec. 8) voted to approve a Statement of Ethical Principles and Pledge to Students, a code by which all NewU faculty, administrators, staff and support team members, as well as all service partners, vendors, collaborators and other associates will be required to conduct themselves.
Mike Berghoff, chair of Purdue’s Board of Trustees and the NewU Board of Trustees, said Purdue demands the highest levels of ethics and compliance in all operations and considered Kaplan University’s compliance record an important factor in deciding on the acquisition.
“KU’s existing protocols are exemplary and were verified by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016,” Berghoff said. “As we move forward to launch NewU, and as part of our overall commitment to the highest standards of quality and integrity, we want to affirm and establish strong and clear codes of conduct for NewU’s administration, faculty and staff as well as our service partners and associates.”