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Ukleja Center Announces Awards For Ethics Across The Curriculum

Published: June 1, 2015

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB is providing students from majors as diverse as chemical engineering, comparative world literature, and speech-language pathology with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce.

Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the Ukleja Center offers $2,000 stipends to faculty members who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses. In addition, the center has recently begun offering faculty stipends for original ethics research.

Faculty members receiving 2014-15 pedagogical stipends are:

• Sepideh Faraji for Incorporation of Engineering Ethics in the Chemical Engineering Design Class
• Keith Fulthorp for Ethical Considerations within the Recreation Profession
• Young Ha for Ethics and Consumer Protection in Fashion Merchandising and Design
• Katherine McLoone for The Tuskegee Experiment: Medical Ethics in Twentieth-Century America
• Cheryl Rock for Ethical Dilemmas of Food Science Relative to Food Sustainability and Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods
• Gwen Shaffer for The Ethics of Reporting on Sensitive Information and Classified Information

This year’s ethics research stipend recipients are:
• Emma Daugherty for Women Founders of Public Relations Firms: Ethical Dilemmas and Proposed Solutions
• Lei Sun for Speech-Language Pathology’s Clinical Decision Making in the State of California: Ethical Considerations

Recipients received their awards at a campus luncheon attended by President Jane Close Conoley, College Business Administration (CBA) Dean Michael Solt, associate deans Dan O’Connor and Tracy Maples, and CBA’s Kathleen Lacey, who chaired the selection committee. Members of the review panel and Ukleja Center’s advisory board also attended.

More than 55 Ethics Across the Curriculum stipends have been granted by the Ukleja Center since 2005. All CSULB colleges and disciplines are invited to participate and lecturers, as well as tenured faculty, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for 2015-16 proposals is Nov. 6.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership offers training to enhance the integration of ethics in everything we do. It focuses on a three-pronged approach to applied ethics–university research, education, and community outreach–to equip individuals with the transformational power of ethical leadership.

For more information, contact Jane Roeder at 562/985-8600.