C.K. Gunsalus

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.

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October 21, 2021
Jacob J. Ryder, Nicolas C. Burbules, BrandE Faupell and C. K. Gunsalus offer advice to academics for enhancing the vital quality of emotional intelligence in their work groups.
June 24, 2021
The principal investigator and other leaders play a key role in encouraging group dynamics that make people feel respected and included -- or not, Elizabeth A. Luckman, C. K. Gunsalus, Nicholas C. Burbules and Robert A. Easter write.
November 5, 2020
​As the mentor, guide and role model, you have the responsibility to maintain inclusive environments and steer the debate in a productive direction, advise Ronald J. Threadgill, Nicholas C. Burbules and C. K. Gunsalus.
August 14, 2020
Much of what occurs in the next weeks and months will turn on how academic leaders make choices and adapt no longer effective behaviors, write Nicholas Burbules and C.K. Gunsalus.  
December 19, 2019
How can departments foster an environment that encourages productive discourse, even in the face of vigorous disagreement? Nicholas C. Burbules, Ashley Albrecht Weaver, Elizabeth A. Luckman and C. K. Gunsalus provide some recommendations.

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