Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Even though our university has an honor code, there is the perception that too many students are dismissed through honor violations and too many graduates find themselves in less than honorable situations. We have effective implementation of a student run academic integrity policy through our honor code, but not all faculty enforce or inform the honor code process uniformly. Therefore, the university has developed an Ethics Across the Curriculum as its current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaccreditation. The goal is to infuse ethics and the ethical decision making process into each academic program through the teaching of ethics across the curriculum. The infusion of ethical discussions as they apply to each major with a focus on the primary industries where they are employed will support the academic honor code and result in fewer academic dismissals due to honor violations. The Ethics Across the Curriculum theme for the Quality Enhancement Plan provided additional opportunities for embedded indicators in the engineering programs’ assessments, thus meeting part of the ABET requirement. Some academic programs imparted classroom discussions and scenario based problems to engage students multiple times in their academic majors. This paper will outline our QEP, how it is being implemented, the assessment of the implementation and improved ethical awareness, the decrease in honor code violations over the five years and outline the next steps for the institution's ethics curriculum.
Welch, R. W., & Hornor, T., & Rabb, R. J., & Bower, K. C. (2018, June), Enhancing Student Learning Through Accreditation Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30431
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