Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty Page: 4
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and answered with meaningful results. The significance of
faculty modeling of ethical behavior is clear considering the
mission of most community colleges: to prepare students for
either continued higher education or the skilled workforce.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Which of sixty-two behaviors do community college faculty
perceive as ethical in teaching and to what degree do their
actions agree with those perceptions?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This study examines the ethical beliefs of full-time
community college faculty toward sixty-two behaviors. The study
also considers the degree to which faculty report engagement in
these particular behaviors.
The preponderance of evidence supports the need for
studying ethics in college and university teaching. In
particular, the dynamics surrounding the interaction of faculty
intentions, beliefs, and behavior led to the following
1. Which behaviors toward students and colleagues do
community college faculty consider ethical?
2. Which of those behaviors toward students and colleagues
do faculty practice, and with what frequency?
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Scales, Renay Ford. Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty, dissertation, August 2002; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3212/m1/10/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .