Ethical Problems in Higher Education

by George M. Robinson & Janice Moulton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780595365920

About the Book

The Ivory Tower Myth suggests that the world of higher education has no moral problems. Unlike ethical conflicts in business, politics and medicine, ethical problems in higher education receive little publicity. But devotion to the pursuit of knowledge does not ensure ethical behavior. Power, competition, pressure and lust for recognition create moral conflicts. Some are unique to higher education but many are common to the world off-campus. This book uses ethical theories as a tool to analyze real examples from our colleges and universities. Topics include: academic freedom, plagiarism, cheating, research fraud, equal opportunity, evaluation, tenure, student-faculty relationships.

About the Author

Robinson and Moulton, University of Chicago PhDs, taught at the University of Chicago, Duke University, Central China University and are now Research Faculty members at Smith College. They?ve written The Organization of Language, Scaling the Dragon, as well as articles for The Encyclopedia of Ethics, many anthologies and scholarly journals.