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Toward a Culture of University Ethics

A Conference at Boston College April 5-7, 2017

This conference aims to raise a range of ethical issues that unfortunately, but routinely, arise at institutions of higher education: undereducated student athletes; unsustainable tuition; gender bias; sexual violence; cheating and plagiarism; accountability of tenured faculty, administrators, and trustee members; binge drinking; conflicts around race, class and homophobia; treatment of adjunct faculty.  The list goes on.  The simple question that this conference engages is: When we connect the dots of all these varied ethical interruptions and see that what they all have in common is the university, ought we not ask, "Does the university culture promote or enable these harmful, compromising policies and practices? And if so, what do we do?"