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Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership Announces Awards

Published: June 6, 2016

Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership Announces Awards
Faculty, administrators and board members celebrate the Ukleja Center’s Ethics Across the Curriculum awards.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB is providing students from majors as diverse as English, nutrition and dietetics, and aerospace engineering with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce.

Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the Ukleja Center offers $3,000 stipends to faculty members who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses. In addition, the center recently began offering $5,000 faculty stipends for original ethics research.

Faculty members receiving 2015-16 pedagogical stipends are:

Ehsan Barjasteh and Parviz Yavari) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) for Ethics in Materials Engineering

Tesfai Goitom (Civil Engineeering and Construction Engineering Management) and Linda Tiggs-Taylor (College of Education) for Professional Ethics in the Global Economy

Virginia Gray (Family and Consumer Sciences) for Ethics in Behavioral Research

Carol Zitzer-Comfort (English) for The Ethics of Teaching English/Language Arts to ‘Other People’s Children’–Ethical Considerations for English Education

This year’s ethics research stipend recipients are:

William Jeynes (Teacher Education) for A Meta-Analysis of Character Education Programs

Terrence Witkowski (Marketing) for Elephant Ivory and the Ethics of Consumption, Market Regulation, and Social Marketing Interventions

By selecting recipients from five colleges–engineering, health and human services, liberal arts, education and business administration–the Ukleja Center is continuing its efforts to integrate ethics across the curriculum.

Recipients received their awards at a campus luncheon attended by deans Michael Solt, College of Business Administration (CBA); and James Koval, College of Health and Human Services; and associate deans Cynthia Grutzik, College of Education; Tracy Maples, College of Engineering; and Dan O’Connor, College of Liberal Arts. Also attending were the selection committee chairs Kathleen Lacey; CBA; Brenda Freshman, Health Care Administration; and the center’s governing council chair, Louise Ukleja.

Almost 60 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 2016-17 proposals is Friday, Nov. 4.

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 people with the transformational power of ethical leadership.

–Jane Roeder