Inscriptic Charter

1. Preface

The United Inscriptic Committee (UIC) was conceived at the end of 2012. The Inscriptic symbol featuring five expanding trigons that represents individual endeavour strengthened by collective and congruent effort was adopted to represent the Movement in 2012.

2. Fundamental Principles of Inscriptism

Inscriptism is a philosophy that balances the essential qualities of human interaction and operational excellence to create, improve, and respect social responsibility and ethical principles. One of the core ambitions of Inscriptism is to blend higher-education with business and culture for the development of humanity through good example.

Inscriptism is an inspiring and encouraging movement that promotes immersive and inclusive higher-education initiatives and celebrates achievements in the area of academia. The Inscriptic Movement is the congruent and permanent action of all who subscribe to the values of Inscriptism. It protects the rights of everyone in higher-education and ensures that services are delivered with exacting standards and in the Inscriptic spirit of fairness, friendship, and mutual understanding.

Organisations within the Inscriptic Movement recognise the necessity of autonomy and freedom, and that people working to deliver the values of the Inscriptic Movement under sound governance should be protected from external influences.

Belonging to the Inscriptic Movement requires adherence to the Inscriptic Charter and recognition by the UIC.

3. The Inscriptic Movement

  1. The Inscriptic Movement is led under the authority of the United Inscriptic Committee and includes all governmental and non-governmental organisations, groups and other persons who agree to be guided by the Inscriptic Charter. The goal of the Inscriptic Movement is to contribute to developing a harmonious and high-quality experience for everyone in higher-education, through facilities and services delivered in accordance with Inscriptism and its values.
  2. The two primary entities of the Inscriptic Movement are the United Inscriptic Committee (UIC) and the Institutional Inscriptic Committees (IICs). It also includes other entities and individuals recognised by the UIC.
  3. Persons or organisations belonging to the Inscriptic Movement must abide by the Inscriptic Charter and comply with the decisions of the UIC.

Mission and Role of the UIC

The UIC’s mission is to foster the dissemination of Inscriptism throughout the education sector and to lead the Inscriptic Movement. The UIC’s role is:

  1. to encourage and support the development of good practice and ethics in higher-education through sound governance;
  2. to minimise complexity and ensure the notion of unity and mutual understanding prevails;
  3. to encourage and support the organisation and development of student-centric initiatives;
  4. to ensure the regular celebration of the Inscriptic Days;
  5. to take action to strengthen the unity of the Inscriptic Movement, to protect its independence and to preserve its autonomy;
  6. to act against any form of discrimination affecting the Inscriptic Movement;
  7. to protect students and personnel from domination from any specific groups of persons or organisations, whether this be political, social, or religious;
  8. to lead the fight against the mis-selling of products and services in higher-education;
  9. to encourage and support measures relating to the physical and mental well-being of students;
  10. to protect higher-education and students from political or commercial abuse;
  11. to encourage and support the development of higher-education for all;
  12. to promote awareness and concern for environmental issues, especially relating to sustainable development in higher-education

Recognition by the UIC

  1. The UIC may give formal recognition to entities of the Inscriptic Movement.
  2. The UIC may recognise either provisionally or in full entities that are operating at domestic or international levels, and may also withdraw recognition for a limited or indefinite period.
  3. Full recognition and withdrawals are initially determined in the Exchange and ultimately decided upon by the president of the UIC.
  4. All members of the Inscriptic Movement must adhere to the Inscriptic Charter. Their statutes and regulations are subject to the approval of the UIC.
  5. Organisations connected to higher education, including those operating on a global level, may be recognised by the UIC subject to their statutes, regulations, and activities conforming to the Inscriptic Charter.
  6. The outcomes of recognition are determined by the UIC Executive Board and ultimately by the president of the UIC.

Inscriptic Exchange

The Inscriptic Exchange assembles representatives from entities belonging to the Inscriptic Movement at intervals determined by the UIC for consultative conversations.

Inscriptic Construct

The Inscriptic Construct is an evolving set of guidelines, methodologies, and standards designed to help IICs implement the fundamental principles of Inscriptism.  The objectives of the Inscriptic Construct are:

  • to disseminate the fundamental principles of Inscriptism
  • to standardise protocols and procedures
  • to document lessons learned from previous Inscriptic initiatives
  • to contribute to the knowledge of higher-education personnel

Inscriptic Days

The Inscriptic Days take place every three years, marking each Inscriptic epoch. Every IIC brings together the staff and students selected to celebrate outstanding achievements in the academic sector. The Days are numbered in the order in which they are held.

Rights over Inscriptic Properties

The Inscriptic symbol, flag, motto, identifications (including but not limited to "Inscriptic Days") designations, emblems, physical products, digital products and services, events, tools, and publications may be referred to as "Inscriptic properties". All rights to Inscriptic properties, as well as all rights to the use of such properties, belong exclusively to the UIC. The UIC may license its rights on terms and conditions set by the UIC Executive Board and the president of the UIC.

IICs are responsible to the UIC for the protection and correct use of Inscriptic properties. An IIC may only use Inscriptic properties for non-profit-making activities, provided the IIC has obtained approval from the UIC for such uses. An Inscriptic emblem may be created by an IIC subject to the approval of the UIC.

The Inscriptic Symbol

The Inscriptic symbol is made up of five expanding trigons. Four trigons, featuring an angled corner, form a reflection around a centre trigon. The symbol is used alone and in a single colour. The Inscriptic symbol conveys the activity of the Inscriptic Movement and represents the endeavour of an individual with a spirit of collective and congruent effort.

The Inscriptic Motto

The Inscriptic motto "Extraordinary Awaits" expresses the vision, essence, and ambitions of the Inscriptic Movement.

4. The United Inscriptic Committee (UIC)

  1. The UIC is a universal non-governmental not-for-profit organisation of perpetual existence.
  2. Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom.
  3. The objective of the UIC is to fulfil the mission, roles and responsibilities assigned to it by the Inscriptic Charter.
  4. In order to fulfil its mission and carry out its role, the UIC may establish, acquire or otherwise control other legal entities such as foundations or corporations.

Members of the Inscriptic Movement

  1. UIC members are persons from who have been deemed eligible and been elected by the UIC to represent their respective organisations. There will be a limit to the number of persons (TBC) permitted to be members of the UIC.
  2. Members of the UIC represent and promote the interests of the UIC and of the Inscriptic Movement in the organisations in which they serve. Qualified persons are normally active students, graduates, senior leadership, or other personnel appointed to represent their organisations.
  3. Members of the UIC will not accept any instructions that may interfere with the freedom of their actions.
  4. UIC members must respect the decisions of the United Inscriptic Committee.
  5. UIC members must act without any political, commercial, racial, or religious bias.
  6. UIC members are not personally liable for debts or obligations of the UIC.
  7. UIC Eligibly requirements for UIC members:
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
  8. Each UIC member must comply with the Inscriptic Charter and other regulations of the UIC and agrees to:
    • participate in Exchanges.
    • contribute to the development and dissemination of the Inscriptic Movement.
    • inform the President of the development and dissemination of the Inscriptic Movement in the member's institution.
    • perform tasks assigned to them by the President.
  9. UIC members may terminate their membership in the following circumstances:
    • Resignation.
    • Non re-election.
    • Failure to attend Exchanges for two consecutive years.
    • Dismissal.
      • A UIC member may be dismissed if the member has knowingly jeopardised the interests of the UIC.
      • The member concerned has the right to be heard and submit a defence in writing.

Organisation Structure

The UIC operates and enforces its powers through its principle structures:

  1. the UIC Executive Board
  2. the Exchange
  3. the President

The Exchange

The Exchange is the general meeting of the members of the UIC. The Exchange convenes at intervals determined by the UIC. Special Exchanges may be arranged by the President or upon the request of at least one third of the members.The purpose of the Exchange is:

  • To suggest any amendments or additions to the Inscriptic Charter.
  • To elect the members of the UIC.
  • To elect the host institution of the Inscriptic Days.
  • To approve the annual report and accounts of the UIC.
  • To appoint the UIC's auditors.
  • To decide on the awarding or withdrawal of recognition by the UIC
  • To resolve and decide upon all other matters assigned to it by law or by the Inscriptic Charter.

Languages

The official language of the UIC is British English. Entities of the UIC may provide translations into any language deemed necessary for the benefit of their audience.

UIC Resources

The UIC may accept resources enabling it to fulfil its tasks. It collects revenues from member fees, sponsorships, licences, media rights, and Inscriptic properties.

5. Institutional Inscriptic Committees

The mission of the IICs is to develop, promote and protect the Inscriptic Movement in their respective academic organisations, in accordance with the Inscriptic Charter.

The IICs' role is:

  1. To promote the fundamental principles and values of Inscriptism in their institutions;
  2. To ensure the observance of the Inscriptic Charter in their institutions;
  3. To encourage the development of intuitive and elegant services;
  4. To eliminate ambiguity and complexity during the interaction and consumption of services;
  5. To help in the training of personnel providing services and ensure that such training propagates the fundamental principles of Inscriptism;
  6. To take action against any form of discrimination or abuse in education
  7. to encourage and support measures relating to the physical and mental well-being of students;
  • The IIC have the authority to represent the UIC within their respective institutions and are obliged to participate in the Inscriptic Days.
  • The IICs may cooperate with governmental and non-governmental bodies as long as any activity undertaken is not in contradiction with the Inscriptic Charter.
  • The IICs must maintain their autonomy and resist influences or pressures including political, legal, religious or economic which may prevent adherence to the Inscriptic Charter.

The IICs have the right to:

  • Identify themselves as "Institutional Inscriptic Committees" ("IICs").
  • Benefit from the use of Inscriptic properties as authorised by the UIC.
  • Take part in activities and events supported by the UIC.
  • Make proposals and give opinions concerning the Inscriptic Charter and the Inscriptic Movement.
  • Collaborate with the UIC on new initiatives and programmes.