ERIC Number: ED336052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Ethical Dilemmas in Academia.
Nicastro, Mary L.
This paper presents an introduction to higher education models of ethical orientation and a series of exercises that were part of a workshop on ethics given by the Small Business Institute Directors' Association (SBIDA). Three models of ethical orientation include a self-interest orientation, with the professor solely concerned with his self-interest; a trustee-like orientation with the professor as a representative of the university; or the student-focused orientation in which the professor is concerned with the students' quality of education. There follow five hypothetical ethical dilemmas: A busy assistant professor tempted to not complete a SBIDA required initial meeting with a client; a doctoral student who is not given credit for his contribution to a professor's published article; a professor tempted to list a community project completed by students under his direction as his own community service; an instructor pressured to make a volunteer activity mandatory; and a research professor with limited resources tempted to use class time to complete research with the students as subjects. A suggested format for scenario use is included with each dilemma description, with space to write out individual and group decisions. There are eight references included. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Small Business Institute Directors Association
Note: Paper presented at the Small Business Institute Directors' Association, Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 1990.