The Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration

TitleThe Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEnglehardt, E, Pritchard, MS, Romesberg, KD, Schrag, B
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-90-481-2841-9
AbstractThis book is an invitation to academic administrators, at every level, to engage in reflection on the ethical dimensions of their working lives. Academics are very good at reflecting on the ethical issues in other professions but not so interested in reflecting on those in their own, including those faced by faculty and administrators. Yet it is a topic of great importance. Academic institutions are value-driven; hence virtually every decision made by an academic administrator has an ethical component with implications for students, faculty, the institution, and the broader community. Despite this, they receive little systematic preparation for this aspect of their professional lives when they take up administrative posts, especially when compared to, say, medical or legal training.
NotesEthical Dimensions of Presidential Leadership Romesburg, Kerry D. Pages 1-11 PreviewBuy Chapter $29.95 Academic Ethics in Higher Education Administration: The Dimensions of Decisions Englehardt, Elaine E. Pages 13-24 Through the Looking Glass: Ethics and Academic Administration Schrag, Brian E. Pages 25-36 On the Dark Side: Lessons Learned as Interim Dean Werner, Donna Pages 37-47 Caught in the Middle: On Chairing a Department Pritchard, Michael S. Pages 49-62 Cardinal Virtues of Academic Administration Curren, Randall Pages 63-86 Mission and Academic Administration Donovan, Aine Pages 87-98 Educated Warfare: Adversary Relations in the Groves of Academe Newton, Lisa H. Pages 99-113 Collaborative Administration: Academics and Administrators in Higher Education Martinelli-Fernandez, Susan A. Pages 115-134 How Should the Policy Apply? Trustworthy Decisions in the Administration of Graduate Academic Programs Loui, Michael C. Pages 135-141 On Telling Faculty the Truth Kline, David Pages 143-150 The Paradox of Prejudicially Applying Valid Academic Standards: A Historical Case Study in the Ethics of Academic Administration Kimball, Bruce A. Pages 151-172