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Public Accountability


Texas Tech University is committed to transparency in governance, personal responsibility, and both individual and organizational integrity. Being responsible requires us to be thoughtful stewards of our resources—accountable and respectful to ourselves, to each other, and to the publics we serve. A sense of institutional and public responsibility requires careful reflection on one's ethical obligations and the duty to respect commitments and expectations by acknowledging the context and considering the consequences, both intended and unintended, of any course of action. We promptly and openly identify and disclose conflicts of interest on the part of faculty, staff, students, administration, and the institution as a whole, and we take appropriate steps to either eliminate such conflicts or ensure that they do not compromise our procedures and values. When we make promises, we must keep those promises. We strive to do what is honest and ethical even if no one is watching us or compelling us to "do the right thing."

As Red Raiders:

  • We strive to do what is honest and ethical even if no one is watching us or compelling us to “do the right thing”.

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Learning Module

The TTU Ethics Center has collaborated with faculty, staff, and scholars from the Texas Tech community to develop a learning module for each of the eight values in the Statement of Ethical Principles. Each module includes the statement of the featured principle, pre-learning questions, a presentation, video learning, references, an illustration (or illustrations) of the principle in practice, and a post-learning assessment.

Each module takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. These modules serve as introductory tools for students and other members of the campus community to further Texas Tech University's 'Campus Conversation on Ethics."

Public Accountabiltiy Module

Campus Resources