This Working Group is chaired by a member of the Administrative Board and can, in addition to Administrative Board members, include experts from any IAU Member institution or organization. Building on the Guidelines for an Institutional Code of Ethics in Higher Education developed jointly by IAU and the Magna Charta Observatory (MCO), the Working Group advises the Administrative Board and the Secretary General on the overall strategic directions to be pursued to increase the visibility and use of the Guidelines by institutions of higher education. It is also invited to propose new and alternative actions that IAU could undertake to support its Members in this policy area or to continue the discussion of ethics-related issues. More specifically, the Working Group provides recommendations on how IAU could assist its Member institutions make the best use of the Guidelines to develop, improve or strengthen their policies. The Working Group is also expected to make recommendations on other, related activities that might be undertaken to promote ethical conduct and to improve understanding the ethical challenges or potential dilemmas that HEIs may face. The MCO will be invited to continue the collaboration in this area.
Stephen FREEDMAN, Chair, Provost, Fordham University, USA
Santiago ACOSTA, Vice-Rector, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
Nicholas POULTON, Administrative/Editorial Assistant
Contact: Nicholas Poulton (n.poulton(at)iau-aiu.net)