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.

part I|96 pages

Philosophy, education, and professional ethics

chapter 1|24 pages

Academic ethics in Indian higher education in the era of markets

Selected issues
ByChiranjib Sen

chapter 2|18 pages

Role of teachers in academic reforms for quality higher education

BySangeeta Angom

chapter 3|14 pages

Teachers’ character development in higher education settings

ByReena Cheruvalath

chapter 4|17 pages

Professional ethics in higher education

An engineering perspective
ByMichael Davis

chapter 5|21 pages

Ethics and self

Neoliberal governmentality and Indian higher education

part II|86 pages

Teaching, research, and professional ethics

chapter 6|25 pages

Professionalism in assessing students’ performance

Roles and responsibilities of higher education teachers
BySatya Sundar Sethy

chapter 7|18 pages

Ethical issues in research

A critical reflection
ByPoonam Agrawal

chapter 8|19 pages

The role of teachers in higher education settings

ByLayla Mascarenhas

chapter 9|22 pages

Critical analysis of societal expectations from higher education teachers

ByAnjali Sharma, Neha Rawat

part III|84 pages

Professional ethics: Case studies

chapter 10|19 pages

Assessment of higher education faculty members’ performance

Implications for performativity, ethical practices, and quality output
ByAishna Sharma

chapter 11|19 pages

Explicit ethics education for prospective teachers

An essential precursor for quality teaching – ethics training for pre-service teachers
ByHelen J. Boon

chapter 12|20 pages

The right institutional environment for ethical behaviour in university-affiliated institutions in India

A case for changing the approach of Indian accreditation agencies
ByK. Sankaran, Vanishree Joseph

chapter 13|24 pages

Using ‘cascading pedagogy’ to develop critical consciousness and transferable skills

Lessons from a gender studies classroom
ByJyothsna Latha Belliappa