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The Concern with Corruption in Higher Education


As stated in the introduction of this volume, this book has two purposes: to illustrate that ethical misconduct in the academy should be viewed as a systemic (rather than an individual) issue and to encourage higher education stakeholders to make ethics a strategic institutional priority. is chapter, which surveys the state of ethical corruption in higher education around the world, should help to meet both purposes. While an individual can be corrupt, that is, abusing authority for personal as well as material gain (Anechiarico & Jacobs 1996; Blizek 2000; Kalnins 2001; Victor & Cullen 1988),1 an ethical academy could handle such individual misconduct without signicant damage to institutional integrity (Bertram Gallant, Beesemyer, & Kezar 2009).