Integrity and Leadership in Higher Education

The Center for Creative Leadership  sponsors the Leading Effectively e-Newsletter that recently published an article on team “blockers” and “activators.”  My department chair passed this along to us, and I pass it along to those who might find it of interest: “Are you a Blocker or an Activator?”  [It was a gift, so it will circulate!  But I will have more to say on this in another post.]

In higher education, issues related to academic integrity (and how to help students acquire or maintain it) have been getting a lot of attention lately.   The Faculty Focus “e-zine”, recently published some tips on deterring cheating in an article titled “Five Strategies for Deterring Cheating.”

My sense is that academic integrity has to begin with faculty members’ own moral commitments and standards.  Although this might seem to be pretty straightforward, emerging technologies and the changing contexts of academic life add new layers of complexity.  See, for example, this Faculty Focus discussion of plagiarism:  “Are You Committing Plagiarism? Top Five Overlooked Citations to Add to Your Course Materials

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