Code of Conduct
TAICS Member institutions agree:
- To provide educational services according to standards of honesty and fairness and to render those services to students in a manner that, in the same circumstance, it would apply to or demand for itself.
- To provide recruiting materials that are clear, accurate and unambiguous as to content and purpose.
- To provide each prospective student with financial aid information concerning the total cost of their education and the repayment requirements of their student loans.
- To provide each prospective student with accurate information about educational programs and services a manner that:
- Provides clear information regarding institutional accreditation and programmatic accreditation if applicable;
- Provides information about the institution’s refund policies;
- Does not promise, guarantee, or mislead regarding transferability of credits to or from another institution; and
- That does not promise or guarantee employment or income level after graduation.
- To safeguard the public trust by providing educational and related services in a manner that meets or exceeds minimum requirements under applicable federal and TN laws and regulations and accrediting agency standards.
- To provide a method for school employees to inform senior management of potential violations of laws, regulations, accrediting agency standards and the institution’s policies and procedures.
- To provide a quality academic experience by:
- Maintaining strong, ethical leadership in management;
- Providing qualified faculty;
- Developing, structuring and offering outcomes-focused program curricula;
- Periodically reviewing faculty, curricula, facilities, equipment, programs and staff; and
- Providing appropriate resources to support the teaching and learning process.
- To assist graduates interested in finding full-time employment in jobs related to their program of study, without guaranteeing employment.
- The TAICS board of directors shall remove an institution from TAICS membership if:
- The institution has had its license to operate terminated or denied upon renewal by the state;
- The institution has had its accreditation terminated or denied upon renewal by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education; or
- The institution has had its eligibility to participate in Federal Title IV financial aid programs terminated or
denied upon recertification by the U.S. Department of Education.