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Ethics and Leadership: Reflections From A Public Research University


  • King, C. Judson


Issues of ethics and leadership are important, growing and intense in universities. Five examples are discussed, drawn from the personal experience of the author. These involve the selection of research, the collection and use of ethically sensitive materials, major relationships with industry and donors, access and admissions, and the content of education itself. Analyses of these cases are couched in terms of some of the major trends affecting public research universities, with one conclusion being that the most challenging situations are those where multiple ethical standards are pertinent, and conflict with one another.

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  • King, C. Judson, 2008. "Ethics and Leadership: Reflections From A Public Research University," University of California at Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education qt07w40941, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:cshedu:qt07w40941

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