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Creating the Ethical Academy : A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct and Empowering Change - Tricia Bertram Gallant

Creating the Ethical Academy

A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct and Empowering Change

By: Tricia Bertram Gallant (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th October 2010
ISBN: 9780415874694
Number Of Pages: 228

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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.

"Bertram Gallant offers a long overdue break from the many texts on student plagiarism and moral corruption, by examining academic integrity using a systems approach...[A] sophisticated understanding of the academic integrity agenda coupled with an impassioned plea for ethics to become an "intentional strategic priority for higher education" makes Creating the Ethical Academy essential reading for anyone interested in reinvigorating higher education."--International Journal for Educational Integrity "Something is rotten in academe. There is, as Tricia Bertram Gallant and Lester F. Goodchild point out in the introduction to this disturbing, yet valuable, collection of essays, a "continuing academic ethics crisis" ! Tricia Bertram Gallant and her contributors have done the rest of us a favor by offering a useable intellectual framework for understanding the ethical dilemmas facing higher education today."--Teachers College Record

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Opening the Doorp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Concern with Corruption in Higher Educationp. 13
Academic Ethics: A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct and Empowering Change in the Academyp. 27
Understanding Ethical Misconduct in Key Areas of Higher Educationp. 45
Undermining Integrity in Standardized Testing and Admissions: Misconduct in the Academic Selection Processp. 47
Improprieties in Teaching And Learningp. 63
Research Misconduct and Misbehaviorp. 83
Ethical Challenges and the Aspirational University: Fund-Raising and Spectator Sportsp. 97
Corruption at The Top: Ethical Dilemmas in College and University Governancep. 115
Empowering Change: Creating the Ethical Academyp. 133
Enhancing Individual Responsibility in Higher Education: Embracing Ethical Theory in Professional Decision-Making Frameworksp. 135
Enacting Transcendental Leadership: Creating and Supporting a More Ethical Campusp. 153
Integrating Ethics Education across the Education Systemp. 169
Expanding the Radius of Trust to External Stakeholders: Value Infusions for a More Ethical Academyp. 183
Toward Global Academic Ethics through Accountability Systemsp. 199
The Future of the Ethical Academy: Preliminary Thoughts and Suggestionsp. 215
List of Contributorsp. 219
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415874694
ISBN-10: 0415874696
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1