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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

2004

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The Ethical Dilemmas Of Communicating A University's Job Placement Rate: Legal Obligation Or Moral Responsibility, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh, Karen Hagans Dec 2003

The Ethical Dilemmas Of Communicating A University's Job Placement Rate: Legal Obligation Or Moral Responsibility, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh, Karen Hagans

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

The purpose of this research is to investigate one area of ethical concern in higher education, specifically the reporting of job placement rates. The research discovered such dramatic variations in the way job placement rates were calculated and reported that job placement data become suspect. The ethical concerns of reporting job placement data are discussed in relationship to institutional policies and practices and student expectations