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1 Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making Jim Eustrom, Chemeketa Community College Alicia Moore, Central Oregon Community College (and resident ethics rock stars)

2 Line Walk

3 Would you… Make personal copies on a work copier/account? Play a joke on a friend when he or she gets slightly hurt? Check your personal Facebook account while at work? Hide a book in the library so no one else can find it? Lie to a police officer? Download copyrighted music? Be late to work and make up an excuse to give to your supervisor? Cross the street without a green light? Store your personal pictures on your work computer? Laugh at an offensive joke? Search the web and use information in a presentation without citing it ?

4 What Ethics are Not The same as feelings Religion Following the law Following culturally accepted norms An exact science Operating practices

5 Case Studies

6 Identify the ethical dilemma, if there is one. What is an appropriate solution/action? What would you do?

7 Case Studies Case Study 1: Hiring Scenario Julia works in Enrollment Services at the college. Her good friend and colleague, Matt, from another college, has applied for an Admissions Coordinator position. Julia knows Matt to be a great guy and an energetic skilled colleague. Matt has asked Julia to be a reference for him and to help him prepare for the interview. Julia is on the interview/hiring committee and has helped to develop the interview questions.

8 Case Studies Case Study 2: Advising Kara is an academic advisor with the TRiO program. She has worked at the college for a number of years and is very savvy, knows the lay of the land and knows who to go to for results/assistance (financial aid, counseling, enrollment services, etc.). She knows the faculty, and has a good sense of which ones are flexible and especially student friendly. Kara is working with a basketball player on the college team helping to develop his academic plan/schedule for winter term. He has asked for specific advice as to who to take and who not to take.

9 Case Studies Case Study 3: Personal Knowledge Rita works in the Tutoring Center. Rita is fun-loving and caring, well-liked by her co-workers. Rita hears that her boss is approaching a landmark birthday. She wants to coordinate a surprise celebration to honor her boss. She wants to make sure she has the correct day and verify that it is a benchmark birthday. She asks the Tutoring Coordinator to help her by looking up their boss's information in Banner, the college's administrative system.

10 Case Studies Case Study 4: Student Tour Guide Dustin works with outreach to high schools. He is guiding a group of students through the Student Center. As he explains the Women's Center, a young man asks in a mocking tone, "So, where is the Male Center?" There are snickers. There are women in the group who look quite irritated by this comment. Do you have any responsibilities as the tour leader to this group?

11 Case Studies Case Study 5: Accessing Student & Employee Information Rita works in the Tutoring Center. Rita is fun-loving and caring, well-liked by her co-workers. Rita hears that her boss is approaching a landmark birthday. She wants to coordinate a surprise celebration to honor her boss. She wants to make sure she has the correct day and verify that it is a benchmark birthday. She asks the Tutoring Coordinator to help her by looking up their boss's information in Banner, the college's administrative system.

12 Strategies for Ethical Decision Making

13 Strategies for Ethical Decision-Making Recognize the ethical issue Get the facts Evaluate alternative decisions Identify your values connected with the decision. Know your rationale. Act and reflect.

14 Strategies for Ethical Decision-Making Recognize the ethical issue. Get the facts. Evaluate alternative decisions. Identify your values connected with the decision. Know your rationale. Act and reflect.

15 Values Clarification

16 Part 1: Arrange the values in order by which you value you the most down to what you value least. a.No ties; each value must be arranged individually b.If a value is not included that is important to you, add it to the blank piece of paper c.Write “1” by your first value, “2” by your second, and so on. Part 2: Arrange the values in order by how you spend your time. Write a “T1” by the one you spend the most time on, “T2” by the second, and so on. Part 3: Personal Challenge (For a Later Time) Ask someone close to you to review your responses to part 1 and 2; how accurate were you?

17 Resources Anderson, S. K., & Davies, T. G. (2000). An ethical decision-making model: A necessary tool for community college presidents and boards of trustees. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 24(9), Chmielewski, C. (2012). Values and culture in ethical decision making. Retrieved from /View-Articles/Values-and-culture-in- ethical-decision-making.aspx Dobrin, A. (2013). Fives steps to better ethical decision making. Retrieved from making Oliver, D. E., & Hioco, B. (2012). An Ethical Decision-Making Framework for Community College Administrators. Community College Review, 40(3), Schmidt, D. (n.d.). Ethical decision making and moral behavior. Retrieved from

18 Parting Thought...


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