As part of DePaul's Vision Twenty12, in particular Objective 1e: "Provide opportunities for all students to learn ethical systems and demonstrate ethical practice," and in response to the ever-increasing demand for more ethical behavior on the part of business, the professions, in politics and in public life, the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics has been given the opportunity to coordinate, encourage and enable the teaching of ethics across the curricula at DePaul, including every discipline and every school. This is not a mandate to require ethics modules in every course; the manner in which ethics is presented in each discipline will be quite different depending on the area of study and focus. Thus, the Institute has titled this initiative Ethics Across the Curricula.
EAC Committee Achievements
The Ethics Across the Curricula Committee, formed of a cross-section of faculty from the university, have accomplished much since it's inception in 2007. >> Ethics Audit
The committee has conducted an extensive survey of the current level of ethics education in all academic disciplines.
>> Common Language Manual
A sub-committee drafted a common language manual for ethics education, so that faculty could have a common glossary for the discourse on teaching ethics. To download the manual, click here
.>> Online Case Studies
Professor Laura Hartman is developing an online case study technology for the classroom that allows users/students to consider multiple perspectives in reaching decisions surrounding ethical dilemmas. >> Faculty Workshops
Perhaps the greatest of the committee's accomplishments has been the five faculty workshops, where 200 faculty members have been trained in ethics and values pedagogy as well as given assistance in developing their own ethics curriculum. For more information, contact Summer Brown