1st Edition

Higher Education and Professional Ethics
Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers

ISBN 9780815387145
Published April 4, 2018 by Routledge India
272 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

This book discusses the significance, relevance, and usefulness of professional ethics in the context of higher education. It highlights the pivotal role of professional ethics in offering teachers a better understanding of their responsibilities, duties, rights, and institutional obligations as they work to provide quality education. The volume investigates the connection between the adoption of professional ethics by individual faculty members in higher education and the development of work cultures in higher educational institutions. It explores the requisite modifications of the Teachers’ Code of Ethics in relation to the usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in teaching–learning platforms. While examining the validity, reliability, and application of professional ethics in the higher education sector, the book also illustrates the application of codes of ethics to resolve conflicting interests and commitments.

This book will be useful to scholars and researchers in higher education, the philosophy of education, applied ethics, public policy, and the social sciences.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables


Foreword by Elizabeth Campbell



Part I: Philosophy, Education, and Professional Ethics


1. Academic Ethics in Indian Higher Education in the Era of Markets: Selected Issues

Chiranjib Sen

2. Role of Teachers in Academic Reforms for Quality Higher Education

Sangeeta Angom

3. Teachers’ Character Development in Higher Education Settings

Reena Cheruvalath

4. Professional Ethics in Higher Education: An Engineering Perspective

Michael Davis

5. Ethics and Self: Neoliberal Governmentality and Indian Higher Education


Part II: Teaching, Research, and Professional Ethics

6. Professionalism in Assessing Students’ Performances: Roles and Responsibilities of Higher Education Teachers

Satya Sundar Sethy

7. Ethical Issues in Research: A Critical Reflection

Poonam Agrawal

8. The Role of Teachers in Higher Education Settings

Layla Mascarenhas

9. Critical Analysis of Societal Expectations from Higher Education Teachers

Anjali Sharma and Neha Rawat

Part III: Professional Ethics: Case Studies

Assessment of Higher Education Faculty Members’ Performances: Implications for Performativity, Ethical Practices and Quality Output

Aishna Sharma

11. Explicit Ethics Education for Prospective Teachers: An Essential Precursor for Quality Teaching — Ethics Training for Pre-service Teachers

Helen J Boon

12. The Right Institutional Environment for Ethical Behaviour in University — Affiliated Institutions in India: A Case for Changing the Approach of Indian Accreditation Agencies

K. Sankaran and Vanishree Joseph

13. Using ‘Cascading Pedagogy’ to Develop Critical Consciousness and Transferable Skills: Lessons from a Gender Studies Classroom

Jyothsna Latha Belliappa

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Satya Sundar Sethy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He has served at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as Assistant Professor in the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), New Delhi. He is the recipient of the prestigious Young Philosopher Award 2017, conferred by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He has published several papers in journals and contributed chapters to edited books. His publications include the books Meaning and Language (2016) and Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering (edited, 2015). His current research interests are philosophy of language; analytic philosophy; professional ethics, especially related to engineering and higher education; Indian philosophy; Nyaya and Aristotelean logic; and Information and Communication Technologies in education.