Ehrich, Lisa Catherine, Kimber, Megan, Cranston, Neil and Starr, Karen 2011, Ethical tensions and academic leaders, Higher education review : the international journal for policy and practice in post school education, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 50-69.
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Internationally universities have been characterized 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 magnitude 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.
Field of Research
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions