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University ethics : how colleges can build and benefit from a culture of ethics / James F. Keenan, S.J.

By: Keenan, James F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015Description: viii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781442223721 (hbk.).Subject(s): Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | College administrators -- Professional ethics -- United States | Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United StatesDDC classification: 378.101 KEE Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The absence of ethics at American universities -- Ethics -- How the literature on the university is moving slowly but surely toward university ethics -- A first case for university ethics : the adjunct faculty -- The cultural landscape of the university without ethics -- Cheating -- Undergraduates acting badly -- Gender -- Diversity and race -- Commodification -- A conclusion : class, athletics, and other university matters.
Summary: "Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators face countless ethical trials. And yet, very few resources exist to assist universities in developing an ethical culture. University Ethics addresses this challenge. Each chapter studies a facet of university life-including athletics, gender, faculty accountability, and more-highlights the ethical hotspots, explains why they occur, and proposes best practices. Professional ethics are a key component of training for numerous other fields, such as business management, medicine, law, and journalism, but there is no prescribed course of study for the academy. Professors and administrators are not trained in standards for evaluating papers, colleagues, boundaries, or contracts. University Ethics not only examines the ethical problems that colleges face one by one but proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide that fosters the institution's mission and community. In an environment plagued by university scandals, University Ethics is essential reading for anyone connected to higher education."--From book jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references p. (219-264) and index.

The absence of ethics at American universities --
Ethics --
How the literature on the university is moving slowly but surely toward university ethics --
A first case for university ethics : the adjunct faculty --
The cultural landscape of the university without ethics --
Cheating --
Undergraduates acting badly --
Gender --
Diversity and race --
Commodification --
A conclusion : class, athletics, and other university matters.

"Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators face countless ethical trials. And yet, very few resources exist to assist universities in developing an ethical culture. University Ethics addresses this challenge. Each chapter studies a facet of university life-including athletics, gender, faculty accountability, and more-highlights the ethical hotspots, explains why they occur, and proposes best practices. Professional ethics are a key component of training for numerous other fields, such as business management, medicine, law, and journalism, but there is no prescribed course of study for the academy. Professors and administrators are not trained in standards for evaluating papers, colleagues, boundaries, or contracts. University Ethics not only examines the ethical problems that colleges face one by one but proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide that fosters the institution's mission and community. In an environment plagued by university scandals, University Ethics is essential reading for anyone connected to higher education."--From book jacket.

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