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Academic Ethics

Resources on academic ethics in higher education, including academic freedom, plagiarism, and professional ethics for educators. Please also visit the new guide for more academic ethics resources.


American Association of University Professors, Academic Freedom: documents AAUP’s efforts to protect academic freedom, and provides a number of related documents and resources. Also includes the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Center for Academic Integrity -Site includes information about the Center, large bibliography of articles, books, and other material searchable by author/title, and a collection of links to other sites concerned with academic ethics.


Markkkua Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, cases in education ethics.

Syracuse University Professional Development Programs for the Graduate School, video clips showing case studies common in academic settings, such as intellectual property, cheating, and data management.

Utah State Valley- Ethics Across the Curriculum, education ethics cases.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, most recent year available in print at CSEP Library, also available through Galvin Journals Online

Journal of Academic Ethics, available through Galvin Journals Online

Journal of Higher Education, available through Galvin Journals Online

Plagiary, open access to full archive of current and past articles available though

Teaching Ethics, Spring 2001 (Vol. 2, No. 1) - present in CSEP Library


Academic Ethics: Shoes for the Cobbler's Children Perspectives on the Professions. Vol. 9, No. 1, August 1989.

Bowie, Norman E. University-business partnerships: an assessment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

Cahn, Steven M. ed. Morality, responsibility, and the university: studies in academic ethics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.

Davis, Michael. Ethics and the University. London; New York; Routledge, 1999.

Decoo, Wilfried. Crisis on campus: confronting academic misconduct. Cambridge, MA. : MIT Press, 2002.

De George, Richard T. Academic freedom and tenure. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 1997.

Hamilton, Niel W. Academic ethics: problems and materials on professional conduct and shared governance. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood, 2002.

The Honor System Perspectives on the Professions Vol. 14 No. 2 January 1995.

Markie, Peter J. A professor's duties: ethical issues in college teaching. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

May, William W. ed. Ethics and Higher Education. New York : American Council on Education : Macmillan Pub. Co., 1990.

Menard, Lous. ed. The future of academic freedom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1996.

Plagiarism Perspectives on the Professions. Vol. 13, No. 1, July 1993.

Shatz, David. Peer review: a critical inquiry. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Weingartner, Rudolph H. The moral dimensions of academic administration. Lanharm, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 1999.

Online Resources:

Avoiding Plagarism - The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University has developed a very informative guide about what counts as plagarism, and some best practices to make sure you avoid making mistakes in citing sources.

Sample Honor Codes - A list of academic honor codes for universities and colleges. Also includes a small selection of high school honor codes. Maintained by the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University

Education/Academia Codes of Ethics in CSEP Online Codes of Ethics collection.

Last modified July 20, 2009 .