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University Ethics : How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics

By: Keenan, SJ, James F.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015Description: 1 online resource (293 p.).ISBN: 9781442223738.Subject(s): College administrators -- Professional ethics -- United States | Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: University Ethics : How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of EthicsDDC classification: 378.1/01 | 378.101 LOC classification: LB2341 .K365 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Absence of Ethics at American Universities; 2 Ethics; 3 How the Literature on the University Is Moving Slowly but Surely toward University Ethics; 4 A First Case for University Ethics: The Adjunct Faculty; 5 The Cultural Landscape of the University without Ethics; 6 Cheating; 7 Undergraduates Acting Badly; 8 Gender; 9 Diversity and Race; 10 Commodification; 11 A Conclusion: Class, Athletics, and Other University Matters; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary: <span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">University Ethics</span><span> not only highlights the ethical shortfalls of colleges today on topics ranging from sexual violence to the treatment of adjuncts but also proposes solutions based on best practices. Essential reading for anyone connected to higher education, the book proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide.</span></span>
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Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Absence of Ethics at American Universities; 2 Ethics; 3 How the Literature on the University Is Moving Slowly but Surely toward University Ethics; 4 A First Case for University Ethics: The Adjunct Faculty; 5 The Cultural Landscape of the University without Ethics; 6 Cheating; 7 Undergraduates Acting Badly; 8 Gender; 9 Diversity and Race; 10 Commodification; 11 A Conclusion: Class, Athletics, and Other University Matters; Notes; Index; About the Author

<span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">University Ethics</span><span> not only highlights the ethical shortfalls of colleges today on topics ranging from sexual violence to the treatment of adjuncts but also proposes solutions based on best practices. Essential reading for anyone connected to higher education, the book proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide.</span></span>

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Keenan (theology, Boston College), who has written/edited some 16 books on theology and ethics, claims that the absence of an institutional ethical culture facilitates aberrant behaviors in US higher education. Universities offer courses in ethics but not in ethics as related to higher education institutions. Keenan considers ethical concerns with contingent versus tenure-line faculty; marginalization of university students and employees; dishonesty on the parts of students, faculty, and administrators; undergraduate carousing practices and violence; male-female inequities; disinterest in (or insensitivity to) differences; and the situation of international students. He points out that institutional levels are responsible for specific aspects of university life; accordingly, faculty, staff, students, and administrators remain unaware of one another's struggles. And he argues that a prevailing culture of consumerism and consumption is largely responsible for condoning, even promoting, unethical behaviors. Keenan concludes with a call for collaboration among all involved with higher education to actively advance ethical behavior in their institutions. Providing just enough historical context, Keenan uses a narrative reporting style, interweaving research and relevant literature, scholarship, and media reports to develop his story and support his assertions. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels. --Daniela Truty, Northeastern Illinois University

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James F. Keenan, SJ, holds the Canisius Chair at Boston College and is director of the Jesuit Institute. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition and Ethics of the Word: Voices in the Catholic Church Today.

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