Membership policy

The EAIE offers individual membership to higher education professionals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions.

The EAIE expects that individuals will use their membership as a means of raising the profile of international education within their own organisations, networking with like-minded professionals on matters relating to internationalisation in higher education, and enhancing their knowledge and professionalism in the field.

The EAIE accepts membership applications from individuals who are willing to operate within the EAIE Code of Conduct. Where it can be shown that a member operates in a manner which breaches the EAIE’s Code of Conduct, misuses membership, makes false statements about membership of the EAIE or illegitimately claims a relationship with the EAIE, such individuals will have their membership summarily terminated.

Decisions relating to the revoking of EAIE membership will be made by the Association’s Board and confirmed by the President and Executive Director. Such decisions will be communicated in writing by the Executive Director to the individuals concerned.

The EAIE Code of Conduct

Preamble

The EAIE Code of Conduct articulates the general values and principles guiding the accepted behaviours of all EAIE stakeholders. It has as its primary goal to ensure a respectful and inclusive environment for staff, members and non-members alike. The Code outlines the expected professional behaviour, avoidance of conflict of interest as well as commitment to the principles of diversity and transparency. It is the individual responsibility of all stakeholders to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct, respecting the principles and adhering to the behaviour as outlined in the EAIE Code of Conduct.

By engaging with the EAIE, individuals agree to abide by the rules and decisions of the Association including the Code of Conduct. The EAIE reserves the right to discontinue cooperation with any individual or group acting in breach of the Articles of Association, Bylaws, Code of Conduct or decisions of the Association, or causing unreasonable damage to the Association.

Professional behaviour

Within the EAIE community, individuals exemplify the highest ideals of professional conduct. Such behaviour is characterised by respect for staff, fellow members and non-members the Association cooperates with, as well as for their contributions and opinions. Individuals are open-minded and understand that they contribute to a collaborative community which welcomes the sharing of ideas, opinions and knowledge in our pursuit to advance the international higher education field.

At all times, individuals strive to foster an environment of integrity. This includes refraining from fraudulent and unethical practices. The Association and the individuals it cooperates with agree to respect the confidentiality of data and refrain from unauthorised use of materials.

Conflict of interest1

‚ÄčIndividuals having a position within or undertaking activities on behalf of the EAIE act in the best interest of the Association and do not engage in any action that could be considered a conflict between their personal, professional or business interests and the interests of the Association.

Any actual or perceived conflicts should be promptly reported to the Executive Director or the Board of the Association. If the individual(s) does not undertake the necessary steps to mitigate a conflict of interest, the EAIE may choose to discontinue cooperation with the individual.

Diversity

Individuals act in the spirit of diversity, upholding a culture where the multiple dimensions of identity and expression within diversity are valued and respected. This includes ethnicity ie racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, opinion and expression.

Transparency

As a democratically governed organisation, the EAIE is committed to transparency. EAIE members and all stakeholders) promote a culture of transparency and openness within the Association, cooperating in a manner that is at all times free from pretence or deceit.

Implementation

Individuals may report any issues involving a potential violation of the Code directly, confidentially and anonymously to the Board of the Association or the Executive Director in writing. All complaints of potential violations of the Code made in good faith will receive a fair and comprehensive investigation conducted with the relevant internal and/or external assistance. The Board may take action should an individual be deemed to have violated the Code.

The Board periodically reviews this Code and monitors its implementation. The General Council adopts the Code of Conduct. The procedures regulating the adoption and implementation of the Code of Conduct are outlined in the EAIE Statutes and Bylaws.

1Conflict of interest is any situation in which an individual, who is in a position of trust within the Association, has a competing professional or personal interest.