C.K. Gunsalus

C.K. Gunsalus is professor in the Colleges of Business and Medicine and a research professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics. Previously, she served as special counsel and before that as associate provost at University of Illinois, where she was responsible for a range of academic policy and administrative duties, including department head training/support, oversight of the discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, problem personnel cases and membership on the workplace violence team. Her prior experience at the university includes technology transfer, management of conflicts of interest, human subject protection, and long-term service as the campus research standards officer with responsibility for responding to allegations of professional misconduct by faculty and students. A lawyer, she currently serves on the Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court. She is the author of The College Administrator's Survival Guide, published by Harvard University Press.

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May 14, 2013
Teaching ethics should be part of the job of all faculty members in all disciplines, writes C.K. Gunsalus.
April 15, 2011
An employee thinks he did the right thing to protect campus safety, but his superiors disagree. C.K. Gunsalus weighs the arguments.
April 4, 2011
A new manager comes into a department with warring parties. C.K. Gunsalus advises sticking to formal procedures and forgetting informal peace-making.
March 4, 2011
C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.
February 18, 2011
C.K. Gunsalus analyzes a situation without easy solutions.
February 4, 2011
When your supervisor can see the merits of only one person in the division, and it's not you, options are limited, writes C.K. Gunsalus.
November 5, 2010
A professor who brought misconduct charges against a colleague asks how to act while the process moves forward. C.K. Gunsalus considers how to handle this awkward, long period.
August 25, 2010
If your college expects you to take on 12 months of work for 9 months of pay, what's a principled response? C.K. Gunsalus reviews the choices.
June 9, 2010
When a friend confides that her husband is sleeping with one of his students, what is your responsibility? C.K. Gunsalus sorts through the conflicting obligations.
April 23, 2010
When a professor supervises student work at an outside business, how does a department provide oversight? C.K. Gunsalus helps with the issues and the politics.

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