As Theresa mentions, we did discuss this about two weeks ago when we
were at a meeting together. I have already discussed this with several
colleagues on the EDUCAUSE staff, and we began researching what other
associations have done in this regard. This is an item we will begin
discussion about with our executive team at our next meeting in May and
I welcome your comments, (but preferably by sending your comments
directly to me, and not trying to do wordsmithing on this list). If and
when we on the staff come up with something suitable, we will share it
on this list, and then take it to the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors. In
the mean time, let me know your thoughts.
Brian L. Hawkins
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From: Theresa M Rowe [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:55 PM
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Subject: [CIO] Ethical leadership
Your postings about marketing during a tragedy speak to the high ethical
standards in our community. That doesn't mean we are free from
challenges; we only need to look at the student loan industry and the
impact on our financial aid colleagues to appreciate the challenges.
At a recent Educause meeting, chatting with Brian Hawkins and other
colleagues, I pointed out that there is an ACM Code of Ethics:
There is also a SANS code of ethics that has relevance:
There is no "code of ethics" for the Educause community, at least not
posted on the Educause web site.
Network World's IT Leadership Newsletter, dated 04/24/07 by Amy Schurr,
points out that "Senior management and direct supervisors play a large
part in influencing ethical behavior in the workplace, according to the
results of a recent study from Deloitte & Touche USA. "In order to
encourage high ethical standards within our organizations, we first have
to provide an environment that is conducive to ethical behavior," says
Sharon Allen, chairman of the board at Deloitte & Touche. "However,
management and leadership have a huge responsibility in setting examples
for their organizations and living the values they preach if they want
to sustain a culture of ethics." "
As IT leaders and CIOs, can we craft a statement of ethics suitable for
the Educause community, something the Educause board could consider?
Could we come up with a list of "guiding principles" for a start?
Any thoughts on this?
Assistant Vice President
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