ERIC Number: EJ1045182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reclaiming Instructional Integrity: Probing Ethical Lapses in College Teaching
Travis, Jon E.; Scott, Joyce A.
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n3 p29-34 Sep 2014
Suffering from chronic underfunding and in a headlong race to compete with for-profit higher education, institutions across America are struggling to maintain their operations, and some are forced into desperate measures just to survive. Administrators and faculty faced with these challenges are not immune to compromising the quality of instruction in exchange for increased enrollment and retention. As standards are lowered, the affected students achieve their goals with less effort and consequently become willing accomplices in devaluing the American college academic experience. Clearly, American higher education needs to return to its core academic values. In this paper we review eight cases to discuss the ethical implications for higher education.
Descriptors: Ethics, College Instruction, Integrity, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Case Studies, Academic Standards, Educational Malpractice, Educational Change, Cheating, Teacher Behavior, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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