College of Business

UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

Curriculum Development Funding

Faculty is invited to submit applications for Curriculum Development Funds to strengthen the ethical dimensions in business education and thereby contribute to the preparation of responsible business leaders. Funds will be awarded for the following types of projects, listed in order of priority:

1. Identification and/or development of curriculum materials (cases, role-plays, debates, exercises, or other experiential learning modules) that will add ethical dimensions to an existing course or sequence.

2. Modification of existing course to add more ethical content.

3. Development of new departmental courses with an ethical focus.
    Note: This funding requires the respective college's approval.

4. Development of interdisciplinary courses with an ethical focus.

As the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative promotes Principle-based ethics, proposals that highlight this focus will receive first priority.

Applications should include the application form with a narrative proposal, two to five pages in length. The proposal should document the rationale for the curriculum project (need, objectives, impact) and discuss the content of the new/revised course. These request are in part funded by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS. Therefore, proposals must meet the primary objective of active engagement of students - not research or publishing - that builds a solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision making in the complex business environment. These principles must be fully integrated into all Ethics Initiative activities.

  • Integrity - Act with honesty in all situations
  • Trust - Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
  • Accountability - Accept responsibility for all decisions
  • Transparency - Maintain open and truthful communications
  • Fairness - Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
  • Respect - Honor the rights, freedoms, views, and property of others
  • Rule of Law - Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
  • Viability - Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders


Reporting of Results
After funding is provided and the project completed, a report must be submitted to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS office. The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief accounting of how grant funds were actually spent, and a copy of the syllabus for the new/revised course and/or any materials as part of the curriculum project. Materials will be shared with other UCCS faculty and consortium members.

Intellectual Property Rights - Requirement to Report and Share Results
If your grant involves creation of materials, it is understood that you shall retain the copyright to the materials.  Additionally, any award of grant funds requires you to report and share results of your efforts.  As such, after funding is provided and the project completed, you must submit a report to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS office.  The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief accounting of how grant funds were actually spent, and copies of all materials generated, such as a syllabus for the new/revised course and any other materials comprising any part of the project.  You understand and agree that the materials will be shared and you authorize the University to share the materials as required and intended by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, to include but not be limited to UCCS faculty and consortium members.

Funding Limitations - The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS funding limitations are:

  • Speaker fees are limited on a yearly basis.
  • No funding will be approved for sustainability, social responsibility, corporate social responsibility or social justice activities.
  • No funding will be approved for student directed investment funds.

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