ERIC Number: ED407899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Ethical Principles in University Teaching.
Murray, Harry; And Others
This document provides a set of basic ethical principles that define the professional responsibilities of university professors in their role as teachers. Ethical principles are conceptualized here as general guidelines, ideals, or expectations that need to be taken into account, along with other relevant conditions and circumstances, in the design and analysis of university teaching. It consists of seven areas of principles: content competence, pedagogical competence, dealing with sensitive topics, student development, dual relationships with students, confidentiality, respect for colleagues, valid assessment of students, and respect for the institution. Each principle is first stated, then briefly explained, and finally, illustrated with a negative example. (JLS)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Educational Principles, Faculty College Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Universities
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Centre for the Support of Teaching, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, North York, (Ontario).