Corporate and Personal Ethics: Enhancing Part-Time teaching in Higher Education in Kenya

Mageto, Peter (Phd) (2010) Corporate and Personal Ethics: Enhancing Part-Time teaching in Higher Education in Kenya. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC.


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thics in the academia is not new. Ethics is a part of the mission and culture of institutions of higher education. It is here that ethics is taught, researched and observed. It is in this environment that many students first learn about, and test, the realities of citizenship and its moral boundaries. More importantly, it is here that the political, social and economic future of many nations is shaped. However, there is evidence that higher education in eastern Africa has seen a steady increase in the numbers of part-time lecturers due to reduced government funding (especially to public universities), and the increasing size and diveristy of student enrolment, yet the way part-time faculty are inducted into teaching and the utilisation of their expertise are under researched. This paper will endeavour to describe how institutions of higher education are keys to Kenya’s economic, social, and political transformation. It is the author’s premise that higher education in Kenya cannot offer quality content and credentials if institutions of higher education do not address ways of enhancing part-time teaching as a staffing strategy to sustain university growth. For the purpose of this paper, part-time teaching constitutes two major partners; the institution of higher education (herein referred as the corporate) and the individual lecturer (herein referred as personal). Consequently, this paper seeks to address both corporate (institution) and personal (part-time lecturer) ethics, in seeking for ways to enhance this model of work (part-timing) in higher education in Kenya. In order to ensure quality higher education, strategies will be proposed to universities and policy makers as to how part-time teaching can be enhanced to maintain higher standards of higher education in the region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Conference > International Conference on Industry and Higher Education - 2010
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 12:51
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 12:53

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