Jane Robbins teaches and thinks about the messy and complex integration of leadership, ethics, organization, and innovation. Follow on Twitter: @janeerobbins
Most Recent Articles
February 23, 2015
A reader inquires about the ethics of a university president who publishes ghostwritten scholarly work.
July 25, 2013
Addressing another anonymous question regarding academic nepotism from those who are left to confront the practical, and real, organizational quandaries it presents.
July 17, 2013
Unfortunately, though, the second-home scandal at NYU is just a particularly egregious extension of the dysfunctional human resource practices in higher education generally, and a sad comment on who is being attracted to academia these days -- and why.
June 27, 2013
Nepotism is just one form of inconsistent hiring practice that breeds distrust, pushing hiring practice into the realm of organizational ethics.
June 5, 2013
The hiring of spouses and friends is not merely transactional; it affects organizational climate.
May 30, 2013
What if any responsibility do institutions have to help their adolescent students benefit from college, beyond its entertainment value?
May 23, 2013
Here is an opportunity for universities to stand up for what they say they do: research for the public good. NIH: you too.
April 8, 2013
The question of whether computers should grade work is a question of professional ethics. Those who teach should be clear about what makes them professionals: their ability to judge.
March 25, 2013
As the fundamental purpose of MOOCs evolves, so do the ethical questions that surround them.
March 8, 2013
Hype over research carries important risks to trust, public decision making—and funding. Overpromising is unethical and imprudent.