A Professor s Duties

Author: Peter J. Markie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585080623
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In A Professor's Duties, distinguished philosopher Peter J. Markie adds to the expanding discussion of the ethics of college teaching. Part One concentrates on the obligations of individual professors, primarily with regard to issues about what and how to teach. Part Two expands Professor Markie's views by providing a selection of the most significant previously published writings on the ethics of college teaching.

Creating the Ethical Academy

Author: Tricia Bertram Gallant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136891900
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For those who believe in the promise of higher education to shape a better future, this may be a time of unprecedented despair. Stories of students regularly cheating in their classes, admissions officers bending the rules for VIPs, faculty fudging research data, and presidents plagiarizing seem more rampant than ever before. If those associated with our institutions of higher learning cannot resist ethical corruption, what hope do we have for an ethical society? In this edited volume, higher education experts and scholars tackle the challenge of understanding why ethical misconduct occurs in the academy and how we can address it. The volume editor and contributing authors use a systems framework to analyze ethical challenges in common functional areas (e.g., testing and admissions, teaching and learning, research, fundraising, spectator sports, and governance), highlighting that misconduct is shaped by both individuals and the contexts in which they work, study, and live. The volume argues compellingly for colleges and universities to make ethics a strategic, institutional priority. Higher education researchers, students, and practitioners will find this volume and its application of empirical research, real-life examples, and illustrative case studies to be an inspiring and applicable read.

Sexual Harassment as an Ethical Issue in Academic Life

Author: Leslie Francis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847681716
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Sexual harassment is a controversial and complicated issue on college campuses today. Bringing both philosophical and legal training to the discussion, Leslie Pickering Francis here provides the first full examination of sexual harassment as an ethical issue in education. Francis examines the issues raised by the definition, understanding, and regulation of campus sexual harassment, and addresses arguments that its regulation may conflict with academic freedom and choice in relationships. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Ethics and College Sports

Author: Peter A. French
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742512726
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores ethical questions surrounding intercollegiate athletics in American universities, discussing the true nature of amateurism, the belief that sports act as a path to good moral character, and sports programs as a source of university income.

Saints and Scamps

Author: Steven M. Cahn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442205679
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In its 25th anniversary edition, Steven M. Cahn has updated and expanded upon his critical look at the duties and responsibilities of college professors; presenting us with a masterfully decisive and learned probe into the ethical standards and practices of the academic world and bringing Saints and Scamps to a new generation. Cahn discusses every issue, from grades to degree requirements, from tenure to the ethics of teaching. This is not just a book for college professors, but a book that should be read by parents, students, school administrators, and anyone interested in what teachers do and how they should do it.

Academic Ethics

Author: Neil W. Hamilton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573563727
Format: PDF, ePub
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Academic professionals are expected to restrain self-interest, promote the ideals of public service, and maintain high standards of performance, while society grants the profession autonomy to regulate itself through peer review. Hamilton conveys the need for ethical leadership from within the peer collegium--a leadership that will foster a culture of high aspiration and peer review. This book suggests that the umbrella academic organizations step forward and draft a model code of ethics for the profession of higher education. Further discussion reveals how such attempts become difficult in face of the market's relentless pressure to frame the institution-student relationship in the economic terms of provider and customer. The book also offers an analysis of academic tradition, academic freedom, and the principles of professional conduct and shared governance. Typical problems in academic life are presented, each followed by questions designed to stimulate seminar-type discussion. Appendices contain a proposed code of ethics as well as AAUP statements on the subject.

The Moral Dimensions of Academic Administration

Author: Rudolph Herbert Weingartner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690978
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What distinguishes academic administration from administration or managing in business? Rudolph Weingartner, arugues that colleges and universities are founded to serve certain purposes; they are supported by governments and private individuals; and, as professional institutions, they have students, among others, as clients to whom they owe education services in ways analogous to the obligations hospitals have via- DEGREES-vis their patients. Academic administration is not just another job of managing, but a calling that importantly assists institutions to carry out their mi

The Ethics of Teaching

Author: Patricia Keith-Spiegel
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135640092
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Ethics of Teaching provides a frank discussion of the most frequently encountered ethical dilemmas that can arise in educational settings, as well as tips on how to avoid these predicaments and how to deal with them when they do occur. The goal is to stimulate discussion and raise faculties' consciousness about ethical issues. Ethical dilemmas are presented as short, engaging case scenarios, most of which are based on actual situations, so as to furnish more realistic and interesting stimuli for individual reflection and group discussion. These scenarios offer the opportunity to consider the subtle complexities inherent in the social and psychological contexts in which educator-student interactions occur and the effects of those complexities on ethical decision making. Each case is followed by a detailed analysis and advice. The book's 195 cases are grouped into 22 chapters representing topics, such as the controversial classroom presentations and assignments, debatable testing and grading practices, problematic student-faculty interactions, dual-role relationships with students, collegial conflicts, managing very difficult students, and confidentiality dilemmas. The Ethics of Teaching: A Casebook, Second Edition: *focuses on commonly encountered ethical "gray areas" that have no clear solution; *includes questions to stimulate discussion of related ethical issues; *concludes with a chapter on prevention, peer mentoring, and intervention; and *serves as excellent "assigned reading" to stimulate group discussion in teaching workshops and faculty development programs. The first edition of this book evolved by collecting a variety of teaching situations that commonly occur in college and university settings. The authors then created responses to the situations and circulated both the cases and the responses to reviewers from a number of departments across the country. As a result, the vast majority of the cases are "discipline free." The second edition features many new cases to reflect recent trends and events related to academic ethics. Questions were added to stimulate discussion and to further elaborate the issues. The Ethics of Teaching: A Casebook is ideal for college and university faculty, graduate assistants, and administrators involved in workshops, graduate teaching assistant courses, and faculty development and new faculty orientation programs. As a result of the book's cross-disciplinary development, it will be beneficial to faculty from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Deni Elliott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742507111
Format: PDF
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In The Kindness of Strangers, Deni Elliott examines ethically questionable situations that have arisen in response to institutional dependency on external benefactors. Major concerns analyzed include: The increased professionalism of fundraising and of donating, an increased willingness of institutions to cater to the demands of donors, creation of dual roles for faculty, students and staff when they are fundraisers and donors in addition to playing their primary roles in higher education, business-university research partnerships that put business values in conflict of academic values and mission, commercialization of student athletics, and endowment use and investment. Supplemented by a series of carefully selected articles, The Kindness of Strangers needs to be read by anyone who is concerned by higher education's increasing dependency on corporate and individual donors.

Rights and wrongs in the college classroom

Author: Jordy Rocheleau
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781933371146
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ethics of the teaching profession have been given little systematic analysis than those of other professions. While the ethics of medicine, business, and journalism receive more instruction and attention and are widely analyzed and debated, there is a shortage of literature and examination of the ethics of higher education, particularly in the classroom. What is considered fair evaluation? How does one respond to an offensive student? When may faculty date a former student? Written for faculty throughout higher education, this book puts forth a set of principles for college teaching, and concludes with practical analyses of the ethical dilemmas facing professors in the classroom today. Topic-by-topic, this book covers Academic ethics: sources, principles, and responses to objections Teaching advocacy and indoctrination Conflicts of interest The ethics of classroom grading Offensive speech and behavior Faculty-student relationships Rights and Wrongs in the College Classroom develops an ethic that integrates concerns for student rights, social goals, and academic freedom and helps faculty to understand what values are at stake and how to make better decisions when confronted with moral dilemmas. There is a need for both institutional and faculty support of such a code of ethics, whose cultivation and observance has intrinsic rewards for faculty as individuals and professionals.