Higher Ed ethics

Higher Ed Ethics Watch Receives Award

Third Ethics Sage Blog Chosen as one of the BEST in its field! I am happy to report my new Higher Ed Ethics Watch blog has been chosen by Feedspot as one of the best 75 blogs on topics related to higher education. This comes after my Workplace Ethics Advice... Read more →


Sexual Harassment Charges Hit College Campuses

A New Form of 'Pay for Play' It was bound to happen sooner or later. The sexual harassment charges in Hollywood, the media, and Congress have now expanded to include college campuses. As a professor for more than 30 years, I can’t say I am surprised. The close relationship between... Read more →


Who is to Blame For Cheating in College?

Can Cheating Be Controlled? Cheating in college has reached epidemic proportions. Even though the rate of students who admit to cheating at least once in their college careers has held steadily around 75 percent since the first major survey on cheating in higher education in 1963, the ways in which... Read more →


Free Speech on College Campuses is No Longer Free

What's Up with UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement? The University of California’s recent decision to establish The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C. illustrates all that is wrong with academe today. The typical answer of a university to a perceived problem,... Read more →


Should Cultural Values Be Taught in Higher Education?

Bourgeois Norms: The New Mantra of Higher Education Last week I blogged about the increasing popularity of including material related to equity, diversity and inclusion into college curricula. Now, to the list of forbidden ideas on American college campuses, add “bourgeois norms”—It’s become politically incorrect to suggest that the values... Read more →


Does Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Belong in a College Curriculum?

How Best to Teach Cross-cultural Communication and Multicultural Studies The hot topic on college campuses is whether issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) should be included in the college curriculum and, if so, how should it be incorporated into the curriculum. These issues have grown in importance because of... Read more →


Bribery by NCAA Schools a Black Eye for Academe

“Adidas Gate” Makes a Mockery of Collegiate Sports Ethics I have previously blogged about sports ethics[1] and how colleges and universities are becoming increasingly involved in highly questionable, if not unethical, actions that tarnish the reputation of collegiate sports. A few years ago, it was disclosed that for 18 years,... Read more →


Reimagining Ethics Education

Instilling a Moral Purpose in Education Increasingly, college students encounter ethical dilemmas on the job because of workplace conflicts, social media challenges, and pressures from superiors to deviate from ethical norms. Students need a framework to help them reason through these situations so that they focus on what's most important... Read more →


Should College Students Be Expected to Treat Others Civilly?

The Role of Civil Discourse in Higher Education If you’re like me, you shake your head almost daily at the increasing number of instances of a lack of civil discourse on college campuses. Whether it’s preventing speakers from sharing their views, shouting them down to prevent others from hearing those... Read more →


Higher Education Ethics Watch

What is the Role of Higher Education? Today, I begin the third of my blogs, Higher Ed Ethics Watch. Some of you have read my ethics sage blog that addresses a variety of ethical issues facing society. Others are readers of workplace ethics advice that deals with business ethics in... Read more →