Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals

About this course

The course is intended for faculty members, academic teachers and researchers in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and will help them recognise, understand and address ethical issues in personal, institutional and professional contexts. Course participants will be asked to reflect on existing policies and practices within their institutions, and more broadly, within the higher education sector. Knowledge and tools will be provided to reflect on ethical dilemmas in the context of teaching, conducting research, accompanying students and engaging with higher education policies through the lens of an ethicist. Course participants will be guided to analyse relevant case studies in view of developing ethical frameworks such as codes of ethics, regulations and other standardising instruments appropriate for their teaching praxis.

  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas, and propose solutions from different theoretical ethical perspectives or approaches and apply them in their area of study or work in higher education.
  • The key learning outcomes of this course centre on the knowledge of core ethical principles, standards and competence in executing a detailed analysis of ethical dilemmas, and skills relevant for employability in constructing a framework for a higher education institution's code of ethics.

Unit 1 Why should I be ethical?
Unit 2 Ethical Decision Making
Unit 3 Ethics of Service Delivery
Unit 4 Publication Ethics
Unit 5 Plagiarism
Unit 6 Assessment Fraud and Examination Cheating
Unit 7 Harassment and Bullying: Workplace bullying in universities
Unit 8 University codes of ethics, rules and regulations
Final Assignment


Diyva Singh

Prof. Dr, Law, South Africa, Chief Academic Officer, Stadio Holdings

South Africa


Gilles Bach

Trilingual Consultant in the Data, AI, IoT space - Digital & Core Transformation - Innovation


Participants whose first language is not English are recommended to have a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid under this link provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.

What's included

All learning materials are delivered entirely online. You’ll have access to a course website, which includes:

  • a unit overview
  • course-specific materials and activities
  • audio and video content
  • discussion forums

All the interactive materials from our courses are available as downloadable PDF versions for low bandwidth connections.

Computing requirements

You’ll need broadband internet access and a desktop or laptop computer with an up-to-date version of Windows (10 or 11), or macOS (10.15 or higher).

It’s also possible to access our learning management system on a mobile phone, tablet device, however, as you will have to download the moodle application for Android or MacOs.

For the assignments and final assignment, you will be required to use any word processor, such as Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Pages, and convert it to a PDF, you can download it here.

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Duration8 weeks
Starting date27 March 2023
Course certification from 100 USD depending on country income classification
Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Education, teaching, research
Language English
Study Method Distance learning


Globethics is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and the European Agency for Higher Education and Accreditation (EAHEA) as a quality provider of online courses.

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Benchmarked by ECCTIS

This course has been officially benchmarked by the Education Counselling and Credit Transfer Information Service (ECCTIS)/ United Kingdom National Information Centre for the Recognition and Evaluation of International Qualifications and Skills (UK ENIC).

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