ERIC Number: ED469506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty as Professionals: Responsibilities, Standards and Ethics.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper addresses the issue of faculty ethics and begins with a summary of ethical principles previously adopted by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. The 12 faculty responsibilities outlined in this statement relate to: (1) discipline; (2) students; (3) colleagues; (4) academic institution; (5) community; (6) development of one's own and other's scholarly competence; (7) honest academic conduct; (8) cultural and gender sensitivity; (9) encouragement of the pursuit of learning; (10) learning environments of trust and sensitivity; (11) academic standards; and (12) academic freedom. The paper introduces several strategies used in the field to address perceived transgressions of professional codes of ethical conduct. Examples include a professional relations committee, local senate policy, or a professional ethics and standards committee. The results of a local senate turnaround survey on current practices regarding professional standards are also presented. The paper concludes with the recommendation that, at the very least, local academic senates should consider officially adopting the extended American Association of University Professors (AAUP) statement of ethics. Appended are the survey of campus professional relations procedures and two Academic Senate for California Community College position papers on faculty ethics. (Contains 15 references.) (RC)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Ethics, Governance, Standards, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/Publications/Rec.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.