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ERIC Number: ED537422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
"CAS" Statement of Shared Ethical Principles
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has served as a voice for quality assurance and promulgation of standards in higher education for over 25 years. CAS was established to promote inter-association efforts to address quality assurance, student learning, and professional integrity. CAS includes membership of over 35 active professional associations and has established standards in over 30 functional areas. It has succeeded in providing a platform through which representatives from across higher education can jointly develop and promulgate standards of good practice that are endorsed not just by those working in a particular area, but by representatives of higher education association. Most of the member associations represented in CAS are guided by ethical codes of professional practice enforced through the prescribed channels of its association. CAS acknowledges and respects the individual codes and standards of ethical conduct of their organizations. From these codes, CAS has created a statement of shared ethical principles that focuses on seven basic principles that form the foundation for CAS member association codes: (1) autonomy; (2) non-malfeasance; (3) beneficence; (4) justice; (5) fidelity; (6) veracity; and (7) affiliation. This statement is intended to articulate those shared ethical principles. It is hoped that by articulating those shared beliefs, CAS can promulgate a better understanding of the professions of those in service to students and higher education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)