Ethics in Higher Education for Administrative Professionals

About this course

The course provides participants with knowledge, competence and skills on the relevance of ethics in the context of a higher education institution, and more specifically as related to the execution of a teaching task.

Learning contents include study of non-ethical behaviours such as plagiarism, cheating and of ethical dilemmas that are well-defined, but complex and nonroutine. Cybersecurity, intercultural differences, protection of privacy, copyright and intellectual property protection are included in the discussion questions.

  • Interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards.
  • Develop appropriate measures and tools to address deficiencies and malfunctions, especially pertaining to administrative roles and tasks

Unit 1 Why should I be ethical?
Unit 2 Personal Information and Data Analysis Ethics
Unit 3 Library Ethics
Unit 4 International outbound students' university policies
Unit 5 Student selection process
Unit 6 Ethics and Sustainability
Unit 7 Cyber Crimes in Education
Unit 8 Procurement
Final Assignment


Gilles Bach

Strategy consultant in the data, AI and digital space




Meggy Kantert

Coach in Organisational Management; Intercultural Training; Project Management


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 date17 April 2023
Course certification from 100 USD depending on country income classification
Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Administration, business, education
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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