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Would that academic institutions were simple organizations. If they were, the determination of what is considered ethical behavior in academic decision making probably would be clear cut. However, I will argue today, using admissions, financial aid, and development policies as examples, that what is ethical behavior may not be as clear cut as casual observers might think. And, whether behavior is judged ethical in one dimension of an institution’s activities may well depend upon how decisions in this sphere interact with other uses of resources at the institution and what the institution’s competitors are doing.


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Ehrenberg, R. G. (2017). Admissions, financial Aid, and development policies [Electronic version]. Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations site:

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Published by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, ILR School, Cornell University.