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ERIC Number: EJ1139151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Institutional Corruption in Higher Education: Analysis of Causes and Reforms at the Second-Largest Institution of Higher Education in Illinois
Kresse, William J.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v13 n1 p35-40 Spr 2017
Corruption in higher education is an emerging topic in the field of education research. (Osipian 2008). Different aspects of such corruption have been addressed in numerous papers by various researchers. These papers indicate different aspects of the problem. Many of the papers evidence the global nature of this problem by highlighting corruption in higher education on different continents and in various nations, including Australia, Russia, Africa, China and India (Mohamedbhai 2016), Ukraine (Osipian 2015), the Republic of Georgia (Petrov & Temple 2004; Janashia 2015), China (Yang 2015), Vietnam (McCornac 2015), and various states from the former Soviet Union (Heyneman 2007). The bulk of these articles concern institutions outside of the United States and involve four-year degree-awarding colleges and universities. Recently, the College of DuPage, a junior college located in suburban Chicago and the second-largest higher education institution in Illinois in term of the number of undergraduates enrolled, has been embroiled in waves of controversy. For almost two years, articles highlighting allegations of different types of corruption, fraud and abuse at the college had been a regular occurrence in the pages of the local newspapers and the news reports on local radio and television. This paper will discuss some of the more significant allegations and findings of corruption and abuse at the College of DuPage, analyze and attempt to illustrate some of the causes for the occurrence of these incidents, and showcase some of the recent efforts at reform at the College in an attempt by a newly constituted Board of Trustees to implement measures to prevent, detect and deter incidents of corruption in the future. This paper will also suggest areas of further study and analysis going forward. By discussing, analyzing and documenting the incidents of corruption occurring at a large community college in the United States, this paper intends to contribute to the growing body of literature regarding institutional corruption in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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