ERIC Number: ED408919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
From Discipline to Development: Rethinking Student Conduct in Higher Education. ERIC Digest.
This digest organizes the complex and interrelated issues concerned with student discipline into four questions, and suggests ways in which colleges and universities can deal with the issues raised. In answering the first question about what might be a proper role for institutions to play in student discipline, it suggests that an appropriate model might be based on the moral/ethical principles of preventing harm, upholding freedom, and fostering community. A second question asks where should institution begin in reconsidering student discipline, and the it is suggested that the use of honor codes to address the issue of student cheating might be a good place to begin, while another might be the establishment of a "citizenship curriculum" to foster a more moral community. To answer the third question concerning what we still need to learn, the report notes several ways in which institutions can measure the effectiveness of their student discipline efforts. And, finally, in addressing the question of how campuses should change, the report suggests that campus disciplinary/judicial systems address student discipline problems more by developmental methods than with the current adversarial system. (CH)
Descriptors: Cheating, Citizenship Education, Codes of Ethics, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Due Process, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, In Loco Parentis, Punishment, Sanctions, School Policy, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Rights
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.