Carey Business School Community Commitment to Respect

Carey Business School Community Commitment to Respect

At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we shape leaders who seize opportunities to create lasting value in an ever-changing world. Supported by our values of relentless advancement, boundless curiosity, unwavering humanity, and collaborative leadership, we value all members of our community and their contributions to our critical mission. Respectful behavior creates an environment within the Carey Business School where all are valued and can be productive. Consistent with the precepts of the Johns Hopkins Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom, we define respectful behavior as conduct that, at a minimum, demonstrates consistent courtesy for others, including an effort to understand differences.

We are committed to fostering a respectful engagement that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Being courteous towards fellow colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Sharing ideas, raising questions, and expressing differences of opinion in a civil manner without fear of reprisal, insult, or denigration.
  • Listening respectfully while others share their ideas, allowing the speaker to complete their thoughts.
  • Respecting others’ opinions and views as valid and important to them, even if your own views are in conflict.
  • Being sensitive to the impact of tone, language, and content of our communication, whether in person, in writing, electronic, social media, surveys, online chats, etc.
  • Treating everyone equitably and with respect, regardless of their title, and maintaining the same expectations for civility regardless of position, perceived power, rank, or authority.
  • Entering situations and conversations with empathy, assuming that others are well-intentioned.
  • Being aware that cultural similarities and differences exist without assigning them a value.

We will work together to resolve issues as follows:

  • All members of the Carey Business School community are encouraged to address concerns about another student, staff, or faculty member at the point of origin because issues are often resolved easiest and fastest at this level. Direct resolution of problems may foster a deeper understanding and stronger relationships.
  • There may be times when students, staff, and faculty may not feel comfortable addressing a concern directly. In these instances, all parties are encouraged to bring the concern to the attention of the appropriate school personnel.
    • Students can bring their concerns regarding students, staff, or faculty to the attention of their academic advisor or the Executive Director of Student Affairs. If there is an immediate mental health concern, students should directly contact Mental Health Services at 443-287-7000.
    • Staff and faculty can bring their concerns regarding staff or faculty to the attention of their supervisor (staff), the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (faculty), or the Executive Director of Human Resources (staff or faculty). If there is an immediate mental health concern, staff and faculty should contact MySupport at 443-997-7000. Staff and faculty concerns regarding students should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director of Student Affairs. Such concerns, where applicable, will be addressed under the terms of the Academic Ethics and Student Conduct Code Policies.
    • A student, staff, or faculty member may bring a concern forward and request confidentiality, provided that there is no legal obligation for Johns Hopkins University to address the concern. However, in some instances, it may not be possible to address the concern without breaching confidentiality. 

We will strive, individually and collectively, to show that we value each other’s human dignity and our differences, and to choose behavior and language that demonstrates mutual respect.