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Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 235–250 | Cite as

Ethical issues in graduate education

  • Samuel Gorovitz
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Abstract

Concern about the employment prospects of Ph.D.’s in the sciences and engineering has prompted overdue interest in the ethical aspects of graduate education. It is not possible to isolate an ethical inquiry that focuses solely on job-related issues. The ethical problems in graduate education are each related to employment, but none is related to employment only. We can illuminate potential ethical problems by considering conflicts of interest at each point from the decision to offer a graduate program through the treatment of its alumni. Such consideration prompts reassessment of program content, relations with students, and the objectives of graduate programs.

Keywords

ethics graduate education employment students conflict 

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© Opragen Publications 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Gorovitz
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, HL 541Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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