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Ethical tensions and academic leaders


Ehrich, LC and Kimber, M and Cranston, N and Starr, K, Ethical tensions and academic leaders, Higher Education Review, 43, (3) pp. 50-69. ISSN 0018-1609 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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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 thiscomplex 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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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ethical dilemmas, university academic leaders, decision-making model
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Cranston, N (Professor Neil Cranston)
ID Code:76597
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-03-08
Last Modified:2014-12-20
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