Ethics

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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 100. Student Confidentiality

Situation

Ilene Dover, an untenured assistant professor, confronts Al B. Sure, a senior colleague, about leaving his students graded term papers on a chair outside his office. Professor Dover informs Professor Sure that this is a breach of student confidentiality and a violation of the ASA Code of Ethics. He tells her to mind her own business and that this is the most expeditious and convenient way to return papers. Professor Dover threatens to file an ethical complaint with COPE if he persists. He then threatens to vote against her reappointment if she files.

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What should Professor Dover do?

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