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Ethics vs. Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Ensuring Accountability

Understand fraud trends to recognize the possible risk to your institution.

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Compass Ethics
Despite the many risk management processes that institutions have in place, fraud still occurs regularly in higher education. This highly interactive presentation emphasizes the importance of establishing an ethical culture and promoting ethical decision making with the ultimate goal of preventing fraud. Although some unethical decision making does not constitute fraud, such actions still have institution-wide ramifications. The speakers will discuss these concepts, in addition to examining recent scenarios that have occurred at universities and colleges.
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Meet the Presenters

  • Jean Bushong, principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Patricia Snopkowski, chief audit executive, Oregon State University
  • Megan Schneider (moderator), assistant director, federal affairs, NACUBO

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What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between ethics and fraud.
  • Put systems in place to help prevent fraud and unethical decision making from occurring at your own institution.
  • Understand fraud trends—and their connections to unethical office cultures—to better recognize fraud risks in today’s higher education environment.

Who Should Attend

  • College and Central Business Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Controllers
  • Internal Auditors

CPE Information

There are no CPEs offered for this event.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Registration Rates

For registration assistance: 800.462.4916 or

Member Standard Ends January 1, 2222


Non-Member Standard Ends January 1, 2222