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Cross Boarder Education and Codes of Conduct/Ethics

Develop a code of ethics and social responsibility for a new college or university in regard to its foreign students. Your ethics code should cover the following areas - recruiting, degree completion times, scholarship availability, work study issues, language, culture, on-site versus off site instruction and any other issues you feel are important. Your code of ethics should be 2 or more pages.
After you have developed your code of ethics, respond to the following questions: [ In responding to each of the questions... write the question and then the response.]
1. What ethical issues do you see in cross border education?
2. In what ways is a university that is involved in international education different than an MNC that is involved in international business?
3. In what ways is a university that is involved in international education similar to an MNC that is involved in international business?
4. How would you change a university to make it more socially responsible?

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Recruiting, degree completion times, scholarship availability, work study issues, language, culture, on-site versus off site instruction and any other issues you feel are important. Your code of ethics should be 2 or more pages.

Code of Conduct/Ethics

1. Maintain high standards of professional conduct.
2. Follow ethical practices outlined in the Code of Ethics. Strive to follow the ethical practices outlined in the Principles for International Educational Exchange.
3. Balance the wants, needs, and requirements of program participants, institutional policies, laws, and sponsors. Members' ultimate concern must be the long-term well-being of international educational exchange programs and participants.
4. Resist pressures (personal, social, organizational, financial, and political) to use their influence inappropriately and refuse to allow personal gain to influence their professional judgments.
5. Seek appropriate guidance and direction when faced with ethical dilemmas.
6. Make every effort to ensure that their services are offered only to individuals and organizations with a legitimate claim on these services. Accurately represent their areas of competence, education, training, and experience.
7. Recognize the limits of their expertise and confine themselves to performing duties for which they are properly educated, trained, and qualified, making referrals when situations are outside their area of competence.
8. Be informed of current developments in their fields, and ensure their continuing development and competence.
9. Stay abreast of laws and regulations that affect their clients.
10. Stay knowledgeable about world events that impact international educational program participants.
11. Stay knowledgeable about differences in cultural and value orientations.
12. Understand and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals.
13. Not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political opinion, immigration status, or disability.
14. Recognize their own cultural and value orientations and be aware of how those orientations affect their interactions with people from other cultures.
15. Demonstrate awareness of, sensitivity to, and respect for other educational systems, values, beliefs, and cultures.
16. Not exploit, threaten, coerce, or sexually harass others.
17. Refrain from invoking governmental or institutional regulations in order to intimidate participants in matters not related to their status.
18. Maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and security of participants' records and of all communications with program participants. Members shall secure permission of the individuals before sharing information with others inside or outside the organization, unless disclosure is authorized by law or institutional policy or is mandated by previous arrangement.
19. Inform participants of their rights and responsibilities in the context of the institution and the community.
20. Respond to inquiries fairly, equitably, and professionally.
21. Provide accurate, complete, current, and unbiased information.
22. Refrain from becoming involved in personal relationships with students and scholars when such relationships might result in either the appearance or the fact of undue influence being exercised on the making of professional judgments.
23. Accept only gifts that are of nominal value and that do not seem intended to influence professional decisions, while remaining sensitive to the varying significance and implications of gifts in different cultures.
24. Identify and provide appropriate referrals for students or scholars who experience unusual levels of emotional difficulty.
25. Provide information, orientation, and support services needed to ...

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Development of code of ethics for a new college or university

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