Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals

Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals Online Course

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Course Description

The course is intended for teachers and researchers in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and helps them to recognise, understand and address ethical issues in the personal, institutional and professional contexts. As a course participant, you will be asked to reflect on existing policies and practices within your institution and, more broadly, in the higher education sector. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools to reflect on policies through the lens of an ethicist. Additionally, you will be given opportunities in ethical decision making and, as a result, develop a self-awareness of your own predispositions and values.



Programme Ethics for Teachers
Course Code ET 2102
Duration 10 weeks (Starting in 2019)
Study Method Distance learning
Workload: 40 hours

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This course is delivered in weekly modules on topical issues, designed by experts and professors in applied and organisational ethics from various institutions around the world. Throughout the modules, you will be invited to exchange with your peers in the forum and reflect on thought-provoking dilemmas and case studies.
Topic / Activity Estimated workload
Introductory week: forum discussion with introductions 2 hrs
1. Why should I be ethical? 3.5 hrs
2. Ethical Decision Making 3.5 hrs
3. Ethics of Service Delivery 3.5 hrs
4. Publication Ethics: Institutional Publication Strategy 3.5 hrs
5. Measures on Plagiarism Issues in your Institution 3.5 hrs
6. Certification Ethics: Corruption, Ghost Writers and Bought Exams 3.5 hrs
7. Discrimination and Harassment: Academic Workplace Bullying 3.5 hrs
8. University Codes of Ethics, Rules and Regulations 3.5 hrs
Personal research and final assignment 10 hrs


Teaching Methods

After the first introduction to the online platform and to other course participants, you are asked to complete 8 online modules that will consist of online interactive lessons, lecture materials, videos and forum discussions. Online interaction and active engagement from your peers on the subject matter will help you to keep up the rhythm of assignments of the respective modules. At the end of the training, you will be asked to submit a final assignment on an ethical issue drawn from your own context. 

Registration and Fees

When registered on the Academy, the basic track of the course is accessible. After completion, you will have the option to pay an additional fee for the upgraded track. This offers unlimited access to the course, a final assignment and, when passed, will proof your successful completion with a certificate

  Basic Track Certification Track



Downloadable course content

Discussion forums

Quizzes and learning activities

Certificate of completion

Registration Fee
Participants Low Income Countries           50 USD
Participants Middle Income Countries      50 USD
Participants High Income Countries          50 USD
Registration Fee
Participants Low Income Countries         100 USD
Participants Middle Income Countries    150 USD
Participants High Income Countries         200 USD
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