Ethical tensions and academic leaders

Ehrich, Lisa C., Kimber, Megan, Cranston, Neil, & Starr, Karen (2011) Ethical tensions and academic leaders. Higher Education Review, 43(3), pp. 50-69.

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Internationally universities have been characterised by shrinking government funding, fierce competition for student enrolments, and greater pressures to become commercially viable. It is against this complex background that academic leaders have been required to confront and resolve a multitude of conflicting interests as they seek to balance a variety of values in their decision-making processes. In this article we put forward a model of ethical decision-making developed from empirical research and literature. To test the efficacy of the model, a case scenario is posed. The article concludes by raising a number of implications for academic leaders regarding ongoing professional learning needed in this area.

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ID Code: 43483
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ethical dilemmas, university academic leaders, decision-making model, HERN
ISSN: 0018-1609
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Tyrrell Burgess Associates Ltd. and the authors.
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2011 22:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 07:36

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