Ethics Awareness Week

March 3-7, 2014, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus

Each year, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrates Ethics Awareness Week, highlighting the importance of issues surrounding the responsible conduct of research and contributing to the campus dialog on a topic that involves all students, staff, and faculty who participate in the research enterprise.

Ethics Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics and is sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, with support from the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society.

Monday, March 3, 2014   Noon – 1pm     1310 Newmark

Dr. Linda L.  Layne, Program Director, Ethics Education in Science and Engineering, NSF

Cultivating Cultures of Integrity: A New Approach to Ethics Education at NSF

Why do students cheat? Are these the same reasons that STEM researchers sometimes engage in research misconduct? How large a problem is this? Why do college honor codes apply to students but not post docs, or faculty, or staff? Why are academic and research integrity treated differently? Are there other ethical dimensions to STEM learning and practice? What kinds of environments promote integrity? Can the lessons of social psychology and anthropology be of use here? Which social norms are communicated to students, faculty and staff about integrity and how? Are there ways they might be communicated more effectively?

After funding research and curricular development in ethics education in science and engineering from 2007-2013, the EESE program is changing the focus from funding projects that try to change individual behavior to changing the environment in which STEM education and practice take place.  During this presentation Layne will discuss the context for this change and NSF’s plans for this new cross-directorate initiative.

Thursday, March 6    4:00 – 5:30 pm    149 National Soybean Research Center

Dr. Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative New York University

Grass fed environmentalism: Living responsibly in the Anhropocene

A critical modern assumption is that humans are the only species to possess moral value. Is this morally defensible? We’ll explore the considerable differences between animal-welfare and ecological modes of thought, while paying attention generally to the many ways we benefit from other life forms and how we might best think about them. As we’ll see, our varied reasons for wanting to conserve other life forms can lead to widely differing policies and actions

In conjunction with the Campus Series on the Scholarship of Sustainability.

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2013 Agenda

Monday, October 14

11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Class lectures for CMN 280 and CEE 595S
Sarah Pfatteicher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author of “Lessons amid the Rubble: An Introduction to Post-Disaster Engineering and Ethics”

4:00 p.m., Illini Union, Room 403
Ethical Issues that Teachers Face in the Classroom – Panel Discussion
Panelists:

  • Lorenzo Baber, College of Education
  • Michael Robson Graduate TA, Computer Science
  • Genevieve Hendricks, Graduate TA, Psychology

7:00 p.m., David Kinley Hall, Room 114
Movie – “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”

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Tuesday, October 15

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Room 126
Conflict of Ethics Issues Surrounding Open Access – Panel Discussion
Panelists:

  • John Wilkin, University Librarian/Dean of Libraries
  • Alex Scheeline, Emeriti Faculty, Chemistry
  • Roy Campbell, Computer Science

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Wednesday, October 16

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Illini Union, Room 314B
UI Faculty Ethics Summit
Reservations at ethicsctr@illinois.edu

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Thursday, October 17

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Illini Union, Room 314B
Ask the Expert – Panel Discussion
Panelists:

  • C.K. Gunsalus, Director, NCPRE
  • Gretchen Winter, Director, CPRBS
  • E.J. Donaghey, President/CEO, UIECU

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Friday, October 18

8:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility
Class Lecture for Business 101
Jared Harris, Associate Professor, UVA Darden School of Business

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wohlers Hall, Room 240
COB Seminar
Jared Harris, Associate Professor, UVA Darden School of Business

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Agendas from Previous Events

2012

Guidelines on Funding of Ethics Awareness Week activities:

  • The Ethics Awareness Week Fund will pay travel for guests approved by the committee. NCPRE must book the travel.
  • The Ethics Awareness Week Fund will pay lodging for those guests for the nights they are on campus for Ethics Awareness Week events.
  • The Ethics Awareness Week Fund will pay for primary host’s meals and the EAW guests meals on days they are on campus for EAW events.
  • If an event for EAW is planned with student participants and that event includes food, the Ethics Awareness Week Fund could pay for it with prior approval from the committee.
  • The Ethics Awareness Week Fund can/will NOT pay for any alcohol.
  • Ethics Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics and is sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, with support from the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society.

To apply for funding:

  • Submit an anticipated budget to include travel and lodging, meals, honorarium and other miscellaneous expenses
  • Submit a proposed schedule of activities for guest. Include those activities committed to and those proposed. Host must provide avenues for promoting the event and handle distribution of EAW Committee produced promotional material at least one week before the event.
  • NCPRE can provide planning and logistics support for the Ethics Awareness Week event (i.e. room reservations) but the rest of the schedule must be handled by the hosting unit and the guests schedule must be reasonably full. EAW Week Committee members can help with suggestions on cross campus opportunities.

Proposals should be submitted to NCPRE Program Coordinator Jill Peckham at jpeckham@illinois.edu.