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Ukleja Center Announces Awards for Ethics Across the Curriculum

Published: May 3, 2010

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB is providing students from majors as diverse as journalism, geology, biology, human development, and civil and construction engineering management with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce. Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the center offers $2,000 stipends to faculty members who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses.

The 2009-10 multidisciplinary faculty awardees are Biological Sciences’ Ashley Carter for “Two Ethical Case Studies as Part of an Applied Statistics Exercise”; Engineering’s Yu-Fu Ko for “Concepts and Cases in Engineering Ethics”; Geography’s Jacqueline Mills for “Ethics in Geographic Information Science”; Human Development’s Lauren Rauscher and Beth Manke for “The Ethics of Power in Conducting and Evaluating Social Science Research”; and Journalism’s Raul Reis for “Teaching Media Ethics in the General Education Introduction to Mass Communications Course.”

Recipients received their awards at a campus luncheon attended by faculty, staff, alumni, College of Engineering Dean Forouzan Golshani, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dean Laura Kingsford, and College of Business Administration Dean Michael Solt.

Ethics Across the Curriculum was initially made possible through a grant from The Boeing Company in 2005. The Ukleja Center has been funding the program since 2008. All CSULB colleges and disciplines are invited to participate and lecturers, as well as tenured faculty, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for 2010-11 proposals is Oct. 29.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership equips people with the transformational power of ethical leadership. It focuses on a three-pronged approach to applied ethics – university research, education, and community outreach. In addition to offering programs for faculty and students, the center works with companies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations to advance the practice of ethical leadership.