integrity in assessment and of the object of assessment
Besides the transfer of knowledge, one of the EUR’s core activities is the assessment of the quality of the work and capacities of staff and students EUR. Such assessments take place during examinations, for example. Other types of assessment entail academic output, selections and evaluations of personnel and businesses, allocation of budgets and admission of students to specific courses of study.
The quality of assessments depends totally on fair play. That is why assessments take place on just, sound and independent grounds. To ensure the independence of the staff, they are reluctant to accept gifts or mix private relationships with those relating mainly to one’s position. Additional jobs that conflict with the interests of the EUR or that could affect the objectivity and independence of staff members are avoided.
To make a fair assessment possible, the person being assessed should also give a true reflection of that which is being evaluated. Copying and plagiarism are inadmissible as is, for example, falsifying information, falsely pretending to be the author of a document, the deliberate omission of other authors and the intentional misinterpretation of results, conclusions and recommendations. The reviewer should reduce the possibilities and incentives for such reprehensible conduct to a minimum. Likewise, the reviewer should clearly state the grounds on which the assessment is based.