Ethics in Higher Education for Administrative Professionals

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Course Description

This module of the course programme will provide you with knowledge, competence and skills in human resources and data management, corporate social responsibility, intellectual and privacy protection, and a range of other well-defined, but complex and non-routine subject matters.



Course Code EC.EHE-ADM
Start date: 15 September 2020
Duration: 8 weeks
Study Method Distance learning
Workload: 85-87 hours (8 online modules)

Key Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn to interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards.
  • Throughout the course,  you will be guided to develop appropriate measures and tools to address deficiencies and malfunctions, especially pertaining to administrative roles and tasks. 
  • This module centre on the knowledge of ethical criteria for institutional management and organisation, competence in analysing management practices and skills relevant for employability in creating a professional learning portfolio around an ethics directorate.

This oriented to

Participants habitually working in the public and private higher education sector, as administrative professionals, for example, those working as registrars, academic managers, academic deans and other professionals in the higher education sector with primarily administrative tasks.

Registration and Fees

This offers unlimited access to the course, resources and learning activities. 
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Entry Requirements

The registration for this online course is organised according to the enrolment regulations and the policy on entry requirements of in accordance with the official course programme documentation as approved and made public by the institution's governing bodies.    

Specific Accreditation of Prior Learning Arrangements

In this online course lays particular emphasis on the practical professional experiences participants bring into the learning journey. Teaching and/or administrative experiences in higher education institutions are considered as assets for participation. Experiential learning of this type will be treated as part of's Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as outlined in its official documentation, in particular in its Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) handbook and in the corresponding policy document. The policy document explains the procedure and criteria for recognition.    

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

In order to obtain the qualification awarded at the end of the online course, participants have to complete the module according to the syllabus and fulfill all requirements, in particular they will have to submit a final written assignment and a final online discussion forum contribution.   

Qualification Level

This module is an on short-term module for graduates, professionals and other executives working in various professional sectors. The module corresponds to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 4/Level 5, and is comparable to the level of a Swiss Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS).    

Access to Further Studies

Successful participants of this online course are eligible for further studies in the online qualifications pathway leading, upon completion of all three online modules, to an Executive Certificate of Ethics in Higher Education, CSR and Sustainability for Professionals in Higher Education. 
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