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Community College Leadership and Administration

Theory, Practice, and Change


Carlos Nevarez and Luke J. Wood

This book, a training tool for the 21st-century community college leader and administrator, deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned. Both timely and comprehensive, the book develops new models that are focused on facilitating leadership innovation, and encourages both formal and informal leaders to become active agents for change. A relevant case study, written by an experienced community college leader, follows each chapter. This book will be useful for courses in administration, leadership, management, and related areas, and presents contemporary skills for anyone who is a leader and/or administrator in an organization.
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Chapter Five: Ethical Leadership and Decision Making




This chapter presents the concept of ethics as it relates to leadership in the community college. Focus is given to: (a) the importance of knowing the codes of ethics, which govern the profession of community college leadership; (b) using multiple ethical paradigms (e.g., ethic of justice, ethic of critique, ethic of care, ethic of profession); and (c) employing ethical decision-making models.

When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:

•What are the codes of ethics or “standards of practice” that guide your profession? How can you become better acquainted with these codes? What are their limitations?

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