Karen Case, academic advisor and coordinator of peer leadership, and Corrie Fox, assistant director of student success and transitions, presented “50 Shades of Gray: Ethics in Advising” at the National Academic Advising Association conference in Las Vegas on October 4-7.
From the conference abstract:
“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.” – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Where better to talk about ethics than “Sin City”? This session will focus on the expansion of the professional ethical framework in advising. We will explore the ethical foundations for advising and organizational leadership, drawing upon academic advising, student affairs, leadership and ethical theories. Topics will include ethical issues in advising, communication, boundaries, and general professional conduct. Not every situation, question or dilemma has a clear “right or wrong” answer and this session will utilize relevant ethical theories as a foundation for thoughtful conversation. The session will require participants to engage in small and large group discussion regarding the theories and ideas presented.