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ERIC Number: ED494411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-11
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Fostering the Development and Implementation of Principles for Managing Ethics in Higher Education Institutions: An International Comparative Perspective
Marmolejo, Francisco
Online Submission, Paper presented at the OECD-IMHE General Conference (Paris, France, Sep 11-13, 2006)
In today's world, higher education faces important opportunities and challenges, many of which are new and unexpected. The increased complexity of higher education institutions themselves is reflected in the expansion of their roles and responsibilities. These roles and responsibilities include: greater demands for regional engagement and other service role activities (the so called Third Role), internationalisation and cross-border education, the requirement that the research component of institutions accommodate and support the emergence of new scientific fields; the need to manage multiple financial resources with an increasing level of sophistication, and the greater risk involved; compliance with the social assumption that the good professional behaviour of individuals is rooted in the quality of the teaching-learning process offered in higher education institutions; responding to the calls for corporate social responsibility as applicable to higher education institutions. In addition, institutions are subject to increased scrutiny and calls for transparency, accountability and dialogue from internal and external stakeholders. This paper provides a review of some relevant experiences and approaches in different parts of the world and a preliminary analysis of the usefulness of taking an international approach in developing, and implementing guidelines or codes of ethics or of conduct in the management of higher education institutions. Appended are: (1) Corporate Social Responsibility in Higher Education; and (2) Useful Resources and Documents. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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