Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration, Public policy

  This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Integrity Action is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.


In the online form please look for the following sub-course name: "LMI-Teaching Integrity"

Course date

1 July - 6 July, 2013
19 April, 2013
The application process is closed; no more applications will be reviewed.
Course Director(s): 

Ellen Goldberg

Integrity Action, Jerusalem, Israel
Course Faculty: 

Anne Lonsdale

New Hall College, Cambridge, UK

Antoinette Kankindi

Strathmore Governance Centre, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Muriel Poisson

International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, Paris, France

This policy lab aims to assist academics from all disciplines, education administrators and trainers in Executive Education to incorporate integrity education into their teaching, and to promote responsible reforms within their institutions to raise the standards of integrity. It will help you to develop curricula, modules and syllabi that use interactive, collaborative and student-centred teaching and learning methods in various media to equip students and executives with the knowledge and skills to recognise integrity challenges and formulate responsible, practical solutions.  Building on the experiences of faculty and participants, the exercises and case studies will provide opportunities for mutual learning and peer review regarding complex, on-the-job situations, particularly within the academic and educational management worlds. 

Today, educational institutions need to function as any other business (for profit or not for profit). They compete for faculty, students, research money, reputation, global collaboration.  Our integrity education not only imparts new content on integrity and reducing corruption, but it also helps broaden the academic’s teaching toolkit to motivate and engage students, offering new materials in various media and promoting community-based exercises and activities that are interesting, relevant and connected to the student’s experience.  Methods will be introduced that help develop higher level thinking, analytical skills and practical experience.

In weak governance environments, the academy also becomes vulnerable to corruption and unethical behaviour.  When accompanied by low salaries, strong competition for university faculty positions and student places in the best higher education institutions, and a worldwide competitive economy, the problem is compounded.  In our work around the world, we see that both faculty and students on the one hand, are uncomfortable and unhappy with an institutional environment that lacks integrity, but on the other hand, they don’t want to be at a disadvantage when their institution tolerates – and sometimes encourages – unethical behaviour. They want to feel proud of their institutions with honestly achieved accomplishments and a norm of integrity. They are looking for strategies to inspire their students in the classroom as well as to nurture a culture of accountability, competence and ethics.  Many ask themselves:

How can I engage my students to develop their cognitive, affective and behavioural skills to prepare them for the integrity challenges they’ll face in their professions?

What can I do when I see faculty members accepting gifts or money (or worse) for higher grades?

How do I teach/convince my students that honestly earning their degree will serve them well?

As part of my institution’s senior management, how can I cultivate an environment that promotes integrity without ending up at a disadvantage compared to other universities that benefit from unethical behaviours?

How can an educational institution operating with integrity benefit from the effort?

Key Learning Objectives: 

Gain knowledge and skills on incorporating into your curricula integrity content, experiential learning methods and case studies.

Acquire practical skills in analysing and problem-solving integrity challenges within academic contexts.

Formulate strategies for cultivating an academic environment that strengthens and rewards integrity in your institution.

Convenor: Ellen Goldberg, Programme Director, Integrity Education Network, Integrity Action