ERIC Number: ED260627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Ethics, The University of Alberta.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.
The opinions of students, faculty, and professional associations concerning the role of the University of Alberta in the development of ethical standards were examined by a Senate Task Force on Ethics. One objective was to raise awareness about ethical issues related to teaching, research, community service, and other activities. Reasons for a renewed interest in moral education include: national and international issues such as poverty and the arms race that raise value questions, the recognition that scientific progress has outpaced ethical and social considerations, and the failure of schools to adequately deal with either religion or values education. In addition to reviewing ethical guidelines and the teaching of ethics at the University of Alberta, 106 faculty from 52 departments were surveyed about how ethics and values issues were addressed in their departments and what approaches were needed. The survey of 17 associations covered trends in complaints to the agencies about ethical matters, professional standards of conduct and courses on these standards offered by the association, and whether colleges should teach ethics. Finally, views of 1,025 students were obtained about academic honesty and ethics in the university and the professions. Included are eight recommendations and the student questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Change Strategies, Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, College Instruction, College Role, College Students, Departments, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Moral Values, Needs Assessment, Professional Associations, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.