ERIC Number: EJ868734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Ethical Issues for Community College Student Affairs Professionals
Hornak, Anne M.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n148 p53-62 Win 2009
Community colleges have historically been a major gateway to higher education for many students. Students enroll in community college programs and courses for multiple reasons: closeness to home, financial issues, job retraining, remedial work, plans to transfer to a four-year institution, and a love of learning. These divergent goals make community college student populations among the most diverse in higher education. With this diversity come challenges to the institution and the student affairs leaders. This chapter explores the developmental theories related to ethical development of students and provides an overview of student affairs at community colleges and the ethical responsibilities of those professionals. This overview will include looking at the codes of three professional organizations and a framework for resolving ethical dilemmas.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Ethics, Student Diversity, Student Development, Professional Associations, Problem Solving, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Theories, Vignettes, Standards, Ethical Instruction, Decision Making, College Students, College Environment, Moral Development, Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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