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Ethics in Higher Education
Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University (2009)
  • Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University
This presentation focuses on the following Robinson and Moulton quote found in the book "Ethical Problems in Higher Education": The myth that institutions of higher education are sheltered from the struggles and conflicts of the “real world” is widely accepted even by people who ought to know better—those of us in academic settings who confront, struggle with, bemoan, or try to ignore the serious ethical issues that arise. People outside academia may tease us about the ivory tower world and our innocence and naiveté. With a twinge of guilt, we in academia accept their teasing because the myth tells us that we are a privileged lot, protected as others are not. Naïve? Perhaps, we think, but isn’t it nice that we don’t have to get our ethical feet dirty in the moral slime outside our refuge. There is great comfort in the myth.” This presentation will cover many areas of ethics within higher education, but will focus primarily on issues related to faculty.
  • Ethics,
  • Higher Education,
  • Faculty Ethics,
  • Faculty Integrity,
  • Scholarship Ethics,
  • Publishing
Publication Date
November 17, 2009
Citation Information
Susan R. Madsen. "Ethics in Higher Education" Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University (2009)
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