This is another gem from Brian Martin. It’s probably too late for mandatory reading for faculty members, but would be of immense value to young people just finishing their degrees and pondering that enormous step into the academia.
“Most people subscribe to high principles, but living up to them is another matter. Practical realities mean continual compromises. Integrity is about aligning behaviour and principles. The challenge in maintaining integrity is to decide when to stand firm by principles and when to allow compromise or deviation – especially when principles clash. This is seldom easy.”