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 →