Preventing the Need for Whistleblowing: Practical Advice for University Administrators

TitlePreventing the Need for Whistleblowing: Practical Advice for University Administrators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsGunsalus, CK
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume4
Pagination75-94
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA thoughtful and well-designed institutional response to a whistle-blower starts long before a problem ever arises. Important elements include efforts by the institution's leaders to cultivate an ethical environment, provide clear and fair personnel policies, support internal systems for resolving complaints and grievances, and be willing to address problems when they are revealed. While many institutions have well-developed procedures for handling formal grievances, systems for handling complaints at their earliest stages usually receive less attention. This article focuses on systemic elements necessary for cultivating an ethical environment, good practices in responding to complaints, and the role those practices can play in preventing a confrontation with a whistle-blower.
NotesCover Date: January 1998.Source Info: 4(1), 75-94. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 32-2. Subject: ADMINISTRATION; ETHICS; UNIVERSITY; WHISTLEBLOWING. Update Code: 20090226.
URLhttp://poynter.indiana.edu/see-ckg2.pdf
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