Ethics

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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 91. Filling Last Minute Teaching Gaps

Situation

Professor Provudi was given his fall teaching assignment in the previous spring. Since that time, a member of the Department has left, leaving a large hole in the Department's required offerings. Two weeks before classes start, Professor Provudi is called in by the Chair, and informed that he will not be offering the graduate course that he was assigned but will offer a large section of Introductory Sociology, a course which he has never taught before. The faculty member protests and the Chair informs Professor Provudi that he (the Chair) will attend the first day of class and if Professor Provudi is not there, he will take action (some unspecified recrimination) against Provudi.

Questions

  1. Is the Chair's behavior unethical? 
  2. What is Professor Provudi's recourse?
  3. How does this fit with the Department's teaching mission?

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