The primary mission of the Midwives College of Utah’s Student Code of Conduct is to support our community commitment to manage conflict without losing connection.
MCU believes that a diversity of culture, values, and beliefs is not only valuable but essential for a rich and dynamic community. With these differences comes inevitable conflict. For communities to create relationships, solutions, systems, policies and legislation that respect the humanity of all, they must commit to managing their conflict without losing connection with each other.
MCU’s diverse environment is a living laboratory where members of our community come face to face with the exquisite challenges found at the “crossroads of difference.” This crossroads of difference is part of the educational experience at MCU, where each person has an opportunity to practice dialogue and conflict management skills.
Our community is committed to the Midwifing MidwivesTM model of teaching dialogue and conflict management. This includes the modeling and coaching of MCU’s Community Rules of Caring, and MCU’s core texts of Leadership and Self-Deception, The Outward Mindset and Crucial Conversations.
MCU’s Student Code of Conduct clarifies standards of conduct and articulates procedures and sanctions for when student conduct moves beyond the level of coaching. It is designed to maintain and protect a safe, respectful environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, and that upholds the MCU mission. An environment conducive to teaching and learning is one that preserves and protects the freedom to teach and learn, where academic standards are strictly upheld, and where the rights, safety, dignity and worth of every individual is respected.Student Code of Conduct Student Code of Conduct Forms Student Code of Conduct Flow Charts