The move by the University of California to increase tuition fee on students in order to provide pay raises to faculty can be termed as ethical. First and foremost it is important to consider that quality goes with quantity. In other words, for high quality you have to incur high costs. In addition, quality is a means used by competitors to outdo or outwit one another.

As in the case, the faculty at the University of California may end up feeling unappreciated or underpaid as compared to other schools and in the process leave and join other schools that can offer them attractive packages for their high-end services. It means that the University will lose their highly qualified faculty to their competitors which mean that education quality will also drop. Furthermore, the institution will have to incur additional costs or expenses in the hiring of new members of staff to fill the positions left vacant.  The idea of poor education being imminent will mean that students will be convinced to follow their faculty and hence the University’s reputation will be putto thetest by the stakeholders.

Despite the notion that an increase in tuition may imply that parents will be hard hit as they will have to cough up additional fee, the bigger picture is the impact the pay raise will have on students both in the short and long term. Various institutions of higher learning have been increasing salaries to its staff in order to keep up with the current competitive packages and prevent outflux of highly qualified personnel. Hence, the move can be termed as ethical since it is for the greater good.