IPParalegal Institute Code of Ethics

The IPParalegal Institute's Code of Ethics is the Institute's statement on academic integrity; and is based on the National Education Association Code of Ethics. The Institute believes that an institution's faculty is a team of educators whose synergy, collective education and real world experience best serve the needs of all students when allowed the freedom to flourish.

Formal education is a two way path of communication and respect between educator and student. The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth and a sincere devotion to the educational success of their students. Likewise, the student recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth and a sincere devotion to their own educational success.

The willing educator cannot truly teach a student who is unwilling to truly learn, just like the willing student cannot truly learn from an educator who is unwilling to truly teach.

1. The Code is an undertaking of the students, individually and collectively:

  1. that they will not give or receive aid in examinations;
  2. that they will not give or receive unpermitted aid in class work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading;
  3. that they will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others as well as themselves uphold the spirit and letter of the Code.

2. The Code is an undertaking of the faculty, individually and collectively:

The faculty on its part manifests its confidence in the honor of its students by refraining from taking unusual and unreasonable precautions to prevent the forms of dishonesty mentioned above. The faculty will also avoid, as far as practicable, academic practices or procedures that create temptations to violate the Code of Ethics.

The Institute's educators recognize the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process. The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, professionals, and of the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The IPParalegal Institute's Code of Ethics indicates the aspiration of all educators and provides standards by which to judge conduct.

3. Students, faculty and the common purpose:

While the faculty alone has the right and obligation to set academic requirements, the students and faculty will work together to establish optimal conditions for honorable academic work.

Examples of conduct that have been found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics include:

  • Copying from another's examination paper or allowing another to copy from one's own paper
  • Unpermitted collaboration
  • Plagiarism
  • Revising and resubmitting a quiz or exam for regrading without the instructor's knowledge and consent
  • Representing as one's own work the work of another
  • Giving or receiving aid on an academic assignment under circumstances in which a reasonable person should have known that such aid was not permitted

Where certificate courses and programs are concerned, the IPParalegal Institute is not a certificate vending machine. Merely paying tuition and making it through a course does not entitle the student to a Certificate. Students earn their IPParalegal Institute certificate(s) exclusively through successful completion of their course(s), and by adhering to the Institute's Code of Ethics at all times.

Accuracy • Accountability • Attention to detail ... the hallmarks of an IPParalegal graduate.

    2015 Schedule
IPP101: IP Paralegal Ethics, Billing & Administration Fundamentals course begins.
PPF101: U.S. Patent Forms & Filing Fundamentals course begins.
PPF102: U.S. Patent Prosecution Fundamentals Course begins.
    2016 Schedule
PCT101: Patent Cooperation Treaty Forms & Filing Fundamentals course begins.
PCT102: Patent Cooperation Treaty Prosecution Fundamentals course begins.
FPF101: Foreign Patent Filing Fundamentals course begins.
TPF101: Trademark Forms, Filing & Prosecution Fundamentals course begins.