As a participant in meetings with finalist candidates, I recognize and respect the essential need for confidentiality and integrity in the conduct of this search. By my signature below, I pledge to adhere to the following: I agree to protect the confidentiality of all deliberations, written materials, and other communications related to the work of the presidential search. This includes information developed and received about candidates, and their employing institutions. I understand that this is necessary to attract the highest quality candidates, to avoid putting their current positions in jeopardy, and to protect the integrity of the College and the search process. I agree that I will not discuss or communicate in any manner any such confidential information about finalist candidates with anyone other than members of the Search Committee or people expressly designated by the Search Committee Chair to receive such confidential information. I recognize that my obligation to maintain confidentiality as described above applies before and after the Search Committee completes its work. I agree to disclose promptly to the Chair of the Search Committee any real or potential conflict of interest, or appearance thereof, in a relationship between me and a prospect or candidate. In my conduct as a meeting participant, I will abide by these general principles: I will adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct; I will guard against inaccuracies, carelessness, bias, and distortion made by either emphasis or omission of information; and I will strive to treat issues impartially and handle controversial subjects dispassionately. I pledge that I will not contact individuals for informal references or other information on candidates unless this is specifically requested. If requested, I will give accurate and complete reports on candidates to the Chair of the Search Committee. I will place the best interests of Northland College ahead of all special and personal interests, and I will use common sense and good judgment in applying ethical principles to all Search Committee work. I consider the letter and spirit of this statement to be a matter of personal responsibility. Acknowledgment of Agreement* I agree Full Name* CAPTCHAPhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.