Ethics Fellows

Ethics Fellows

UCCS Ethics Fellows

The prestigious Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) fellowships are awarded to UCCS faculty who demonstrate excellence in pedagogical activities related to applied business, professional and organizational ethics.

UCCS Ethics Fellows

  • Senior Instructor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
    Photo of Julie Albertson
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016: 

    Incorporated ethical decision making material into four different engineering classes with a focus on the ability to identify ethical issues in engineering practice, to apply ethical principles to reach decisions in these cases, and to represent ethical principles in the profession of engineering.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 222 Students (MAE 1502, 3040, 4000)
    • 20 Educators
    Resources

    March 2016 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Integrating Ethics throughout a Mechanical Engineering Curriculum - Focusing on student learning through the development of academic ethics content at all four levels of the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum

    Articles and News
  • Senior Instructor of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences [2015-2016]
    Photo of Lorraine Arangno
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016: 

    Created a pedagogical tool used as an interactive excursion into the multifaceted discipline of Ethics. This tool is in the form of a game entitled: A Passport to Ethical Thinking. Additionally, a series of role-based case studies were developed that are founded on real world issues; signaling to our students a departure from a potentially dry discipline to an adventure into responsible and principled decision making. These role-based case studies were focused on the incredibly pivotal Daniels Objectives.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 281 Students (PHIL 1020 and 1120)
    • 25 Educators
    Resources

    March 2016 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    The Dynamics of Moral Instruction. A Journey Towards: "Integrity, Trust, Fairness and Respect." - A series of role-based case studies founded on real world issues resulting in an adventure into responsible and principled decision making

    Articles and News
  • Adjunct Instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering [2011-2012], [2012-2013], [2013-2014]
    Photo of Albert Batten
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016: 

    Developed coursework for the QUAN 2020 class that includes ethical discussion and decision making as it relates to business analysis. Through this ethical element, students realize that there are ethical issues that need to be considered in making business decisions - that decisions can not only be based on the revenue, schedule, or the bottom line. Students then complete a case study from Ethics-LX that requires them to combine tools they have learned in QUAN 2010, Business Statistics, and tools they have learned in QUAN 2020 to make an ethical decision in a business scenario.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 1,370 Students (QUAN 2020)
    • 27 Educators
    Resources

    April 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Figures don't lie, but liars sure figure! - How figures can be misinterpreted to make a case

    March 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Do you really know your Ethics? - Reviewing your own ethics

    Articles and News
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems, College of Business [2011-2012], [2012-2013]
    Photo of Peggy Beranek
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2011-2012: 

    Integrated an IS/IT ethics understanding and awareness in the INFS 3000 course starting in Fall 2011. Designed the Ethical Efficacy Survey that included a pre- and post-ethics awareness survey that was implemented at the beginning of the semester and at the end of the semester to measure changes in attitudes and understanding of ethics issues in information systems and information technologies.

    Academic Year 2012-2013: 

    Developed a case on ethics and web security. This case can be used for ethics and privacy discussion and web security discussions. Specific ethics cases developed by Dr. Beranek include: family websites, prescription drug industry, hacker groups, and Amazon marketing research programs. This work provides IT and privacy ethics resources for classrooms at community colleges and UCCS audiences.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 111 Students
    • 16 Educators
    Resources

    November 2012 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Roundtable ethics discussion on:

    • Who has your data?
    • Who knows where you are?
    • Who knows more about you than you do?

    August 2012 Faculty Development Workshop:

    "Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum"  -  Based on her ethics subject matter expertise, Dr. Beranek presented to the faculty of Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus

    Education Materials

    Family Website: Warm and Fuzzy or Downright Scary

    Articles and News
  • Associate Dean, Associate Professor, College of Business [2017-2018]
    Photo of Robert Block
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018: 

    Developed curriculum and activities that involve "Student Learning" for the COB Precollegiate outreach summer camp. Develop activities that will emphasize students' ability to apply ethical principles in real-world decision making and the ability to identify ethical implications in real-world situations. The proposed curriculum development will include scenarios and real-world situations that revolve around the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles focusing especially on Integrity and Trust. The goal of the activities will be for student engagement and encouragement to realize that a college education is attainable. The activities will demonstrate the connection between ethics and success in life, business and academics.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 21 Educators
    Resources

    February 2018 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics Integration in the College of Business Pre-Collegiate Outreach Summer Camp (PPT)

    Video

    Articles and News
  • Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business [2013-2014]
    Photo of Dustin Bluhm
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2014: 

    Development of course materials specifically in-class activity centered on Giving Voice to Values with the action elements that created a self-assessment, developed a series of mini-cases and a role-play about unethical conduct of peers or co-workers. Facilitated student developed debate issues that revolve around ethics and the principles set forth by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 110 Students
    • 21 Educators
    Resources

    February 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Bringing Ethics to Life in the Classroom

    Outreach

    November 2013 Community Outreach Presentation:

    Based on this ethics subject matter expertise, Dr. Bluhm presented to the Young Professional and Rising Professional Organization.

  • Associate Professor of Management, College of Business [2016-2017]
    Photo of Jill Bradley-Geist
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017: 

    Applied the Daniels Fund Ethics Principles within the context of workplace diversity training and organizational diversity management. Mini-cases were incorporated in MGMT 3300 course sections, an experiential activity was incorporated in HRMG 4380 course sections.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 164 Students (MGMT 3300 and MGMT 4380)
    • 19 Educators
    Resources

    November 2016 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics - Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond Compliance

    Articles and News
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, Media Ethics Course/Service Learning, College of Letters Arts Sciences [2014-2015]
    Photo of Lauren Brengarth
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2014-2015: 

    Developed a Media Management (COMM4500) course taught in the fall 2014 semester at UCCS. The course was offered to both undergraduate and graduate students in a hybrid format. The reach of the course expanded beyond the classroom, as the students worked with outside organizations to address an ethical media management dilemma (eight organizations). The class hosted three guest speakers who are leaders in local media. The class affected approximately 20 people.

    After participating in the Daniels Fund Consortium Ethics Summit on social media, Dr. Brengarth organized a Media Management Ethics Summit student workshop at UCCS held in November 2014.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 79 Students
    • 46 Educators
    Resources

    November 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Media Management Ethics Summit - Panel experts from academia, print, digital content, public relations and broadcast responded to ethical issues in their industry

    January 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Social Media Ethics - A course to address today's evolving ethical dilemmas

    Articles and News
  • Todd Bredbenner, Ph.D.

    Todd Bredbenner, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project 

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    He will be teaching three courses in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and proposes to incorporate case studies and opportunities for discussion and guidance related to ethical issues in engineering and developing ethical decision-making skills in each class. Discussion of ethical issues will be integrated into course content with the intent to promote the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Principles, particularly Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Rule of Law, and Viability, by allowing students to determine for themselves and collaboratively how these principles relate to the case studies. He plans to use a group voting approach to allow students to first form their own opinion on how cases relate to the Ethics Initiative Principles and, subsequently, to learn the opinions of their peers in an anonymous manner. He also plans to lead classroom discussions of the Principles involved in engineering applications and what the students might do if exposed to similar situations in their academic or professional careers.

    In Fall 2019, he will be teaching Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (MAE 4405 / 5405), an upper undergraduate level and graduate level course in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (with expected combined enrollment of 25 students) and Constitutive Modeling (MAE 9510), a newly-developed graduate level course with expected enrollment of 6-10 students. In Spring 2020, he will be teaching Statics (MAE 2130), a foundational lower-level class of approximately 50 students. He proposes to incorporate consideration of ethical issues during the 2019-2020 Academic Year and to continue including the material developed during my Ethics Initiative project in future courses that he teaches. He also plans to share this material with any interested parties by making it accessible through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative or through his own to-be-developed website.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    tbredben@uccs.edu 

  • Instructor, Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs [2013-2014], [2014-2015]
    Photo of Katy Cathcart
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2015: 

    Developed and delivered two workshops on the topic of ethical dilemmas faced by law enforcement personnel and the strategies for resolution. Curriculum materials included handouts, video scenario presentation, role-playing exercise, and presentation by police and corrections personnel. The curriculum emphasized students' awareness and professional readiness to prepare for success in the efficient management and resolution of ethical issues that may occur in their careers. Developed the Policing and Corrections student workshops held on the UCCS campus.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 83 Students
    • 41 Educators
    Resources

    October 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice at the Supermax prison - Professional ethical issues with guest presenter Gene Atherton, former Director of Prisons for the Western Region in Colorado

    December 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Boundaries Violations Research - Ethical issues with guest speaker Susan Jones, Ph.D., former Warden of Colorado State Penitentiary

    Behavior Choices Among 326 Staff at Colorado State Penitentiary (PPT)

    Articles and News
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department [2017-2018]
    Photo of Sang-Yoon Chang
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018: 

    Sang-Yoon Chang plans to incorporate ethics throughout the three computer security courses he teaches at UCCS, spanned across the fall and the spring semester in 2017-2018. In addition to incorporating ethics throughout the classes at opportune lecture parts, for each course, he plans to incorporate 1-2 classes (lectures and student group discussions) to identify real-world situations with ethical implications and discuss about the history/incidents that drove computer security development. He would also share and present his experience integrating DFEI ethics in student learning with other people in DFEI.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 76 Students
    • 19 Educators
    Resources

    November 2017 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Computer Security Offense and Defense - Best Practices (Video)

  • Associate Dean/Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business [2011-2012], [2012-2013]
    Photo of Cathy Claiborne
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2011-2012: 

    Developed an Accounting Ethics course taught in the College of Business accounting program. The course incorporated Giving Voice to Values in an accounting context. This course is an requirement in the MSA accounting curriculum and is an elective in the MBA program. Any student wishing to pursue a career as a CPA will need this course in order to meet the State of Colorado requirements for licensure.

    Academic Year 2012-2013: 

    Worked with the NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) Center for Public Trust to get our accounting students connected with other students from around the country committed to holding the accounting profession to the highest of ethical standards. Served as the first faculty advisor for the Student Center for Public Trust (SCPT) in the UCCS College of Business.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 148 Students
    • 18 Educators
    Resources

    April 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Accounting and Ethics

    Articles and News
  • Senior Instructor of Accounting, College of Business [2013-2014]
    Photo of Sheri Colcun-Trumpfheller
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2014: 

    Developed short answer and multiple choice questions for ACCT2010 and ACCT2020 that focus on the three pillars of fraud (opportunity, motivation, and rationalization). These materials are based on the text book discussion but will go farther than the authors and are available for use by all ACCT2010/2020 instructors and for inclusion in semester-end assessment tools in those courses.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 300 Students
    • 24 Educators
    Resources

    October 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Best practices regarding course content, ethics in the classroom, and handling ethical conduct in the classroom

  • Bob Cook, MBA
    Bob Cook
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019: 

    Enhanced the existing INFS3000 course material to expand upon the ethical challenges and dilemmas faced by organizations today with the large amount of data and individual analytics that these organizations now maintain. Specifically:

    • Ethics and Technology: Expanded upon the challenges organizations face regarding what information is now stored for their customer base. How is this information stored and protected? How is this information used to the benefit of the organization? What transparency should/does exist to make users aware of the amount, type, and use of this data to the company’s user base. Integrity, Trust, Transparency, Rule of Law.
    • Ethical responsibilities of organizations with large data sets during and following data breaches. What is the organizations ethical responsibility to those customers whose data was exposed? Accountability, Transparency, Trust, Rule of Law.
    • What are the ethical and moral risks to an organization that allows the data they’ve collected to be used by third parties for advertising purposes. What ethical obligation does the organization hold in notification and transparency to their users? Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Fairness, Respect, Viability
    Focus Areas

     

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: rcook2@uccs.edu

  • Mary Ann Cutter, Ph.D.
    Mary Ann Cutter, Ph.D.
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2014: 

    Dr. Cutter developed a wide variety of educational materials that included a syllabus for a new Ethics of Life and Health (PHIL3130) course taught online for the first time at UCCS in fall 2014. Materials include a series of 15 reflections exercises and a short case study to use in the course. Because of discussions with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Pre-Med students must complete PHIL3130, increasing the number of students at UCCS that will be exposed to ethics education based on principles. With this new course and continued teaching of Practical Ethics (PHIL3180), students are learning principle-based ethics from three members of the faculty. Dr. Cutter presents an ethics case study to students at the Gateway Program Seminar session ("Unreality").

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 95 Students
    • 23 Educators
    Faculty Roundtables

    September 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Teaching Ethics Case Study Online 

    Teaching Case Study Ethical Analysis Online

    August 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Case Study Approach in Ethics Education: A Suggestion Integrating Theory and Practice

    Articles and News

    Cutter Named CU President's Teaching Scholar

    Three Faculty Earn Quality Matters Certification

    Resources

    Contact: mcutter@uccs.edu

  • Andrew Czaplewski, Ph.D.

    Andrew Czaplewski, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2013-2015

    Dr. Czaplewski has developed original Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) cases for use in Promotion Management and Strategy (MKTG4650). Each case requires students to explore significant ethical issues related to marketing, advertising and IMC overall and lecture materials associated with cases.

    • Case #1 (Fall 2013) - Chipotle Green Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility and Case #2 (Spring 2014) - Partnership for a Healthier American & Campaign fo End Obesity: Obesity Countermarketing Campaign.
    • Case #1 (Fall 2014) Patagonia Green Marketing and Case #2 (Spring 2015) TOMS and the Buy One Give One Business Model.
    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 153 Students
    • 37 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethical Issues in Advertising and Promotions

    March 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Exploring Ethical Issues in Advertising & Promotions

    Articles and News

    Faculty Panel to Discuss Freedom of Speech Inquiry 

    Business Faculty Earn Research Paper Award 

    Contact: aczaplew@uccs.edu

  • Susan E. Davis, RN, MSN
    Susan Davis
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    Launching a new course Fall 2017 entitled Ethical Decision Making in Nursing. This course will meet all of the learning outcomes and objectives of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI). Student learning will encompass tackling such ethical issues as end of life decisions, advance directives, living wills and other issues that are common in nursing today. Students will apply ethical principles and theories to these issues. This will also include becoming familiar with the Ethics committees in hospital organizations and their role in nurse/patient/doctor ethical issues and ethical decisions. This course is open to current undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students, accelerated nursing students and the RNBSN program which includes students from other campuses up and down the front range of Colorado as well as students from across the country.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 19 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    November 2017 Faculty Roundtable:

    Ethical Decision Making in Nursing

    Articles and News

    Eight Picked as Ethics Fellows

    Faculty at Work: Sue Davis 

    Contact:  sdavis4@uccs.edu

    Susan Davis CV 

  • Amanda Elder, EdD, ATC

    Amanda Elder

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Creating a series of learning opportunities that would be incorporated across the MS Athletic Training (MSAT) curriculum to emphasize ethical decision making at is relates to the athletic trainer as a member of the health care team and athletic organization. The MSAT program will begin in Fall 2018 with 5 “core” classes in which I anticipate this series of assignments would be implemented. The series would start with ethical foundations as it relates to athletic training and the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Code of Ethics, progressing towards ethical decision making in a high-fidelity simulation. I would also like to explore how the Giving Voice to Values curriculum might fit into these opportunities.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: aelder@uccs.edu 

     

  • Jeffrey Ferguson, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Ferguson

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    Dr. Ferguson created a student discussion guide for an original direct-consumer case used in the graduate Marketing Strategy (MKTG6000) course. The discussion guide facilitated student thinking and engagement with the case. The overall assessment of the case was positive and students found the ethical decision making framework to be valuable. MBA students received this ethics education.


    Services Management and Marketing (MKTG4400) course includes several ethics modules. 1) a presentation on ethical issues in marketing and ethical decision-making, 2) three Ethics Unwrapped videos with discussion questions, 3) a GVV reading and exercise  -- Enablers for Voicing Values, and 4) integration of ethical decision making into the final term project.

    Focus Areas
     Impact
    • 44 Students (MKTG6000)
    • 24 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Rountables

    April 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Integrating Ethics into the Service Marketing Course

    March 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals: The Case of Low T

    Articles and News

    Weiss, Ferguson to Chair General Education Implementation 

    Contact:  jferguso@uccs.edu 

     

  • Juan M. Gallego-Toledo, Psy.D., MIM, PMP

    Juan M. Gallego-Toledo, Psy.D., MIM, PMP

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    He will amplify the DFEI teachings and learning, focusing on actively promoting the seven principles through (1) student learning in the classroom, (2) outreach to other educational institutions and community constituents, (3) by contributing and actively participating in the Daniels Funds Ethics Consortium, and (4) promoting the involvement of student in the business community.

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    jgalle12@uccs.edu

  • Daphne Greenwood, Ph.D.

    Daphne Greenwood

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    Developing a new 2000 level economics course this summer (it does not yet have a number or title) and teaching it in Spring  2018. It will be open to all students at UCCS as a social science elective. The course will differ from traditional principles of economics, which is based on the neoclassical separation of economic analysis and ethical concerns. The course will start with the fundamental economic problem of how people provide for themselves. It will then raise issues of how ethical concerns interact with changing technological possibilities and resource realities as people make choices. Students will grapple with different ethical perspectives and what these mean for economic decisions in the workplace, the consumer marketplace, the financial system, and the public sector. This will help them become familiar with all the learning objectives of the DFEI. They will also be actively encouraged to participate in campus wide activities related to the initiative. 

    Focus Areas
    Impact

     To be provided

    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    February 2018 Faculty Roundtable:

    From Adam Smith to Sustainable Development: Return of Economic Analysis (PPT)

     

    Articles and News

    Greenwood to Present at Local Church

    Eight Picked as Fellows

    Greenwood to Present on Sustainability

    Greenwood to Speak at Women's Group 

    Greenwood Book to be Published 

    Contact: dgreenwo@uccs.edu

    Daphne Greenwood, Ph.D, CV 

  • Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

    Spencer Harris

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    Integrating the DFEI ethical principles into the SPTM 4200 Critical Issues in Sport Management class to ensure that the students in the class understand the principles, are able to apply the principles to a broad range of ethical dilemmas within the world of sport governance (e.g. the contradictions of fair play and Olympism, doping in sport, corruption in ISFs, technological inequalities in performance sport, gender inequalities in governance structures, major challenges in youth sport development, sex testing in elite sport, violence in sport, child protection and safeguarding, etc.), and can model the principles to discuss possible strategies to minimize the incidence of such wicked problems in an international sport governance context (Rittel & Webber, 1973). Students will have the opportunity to engage with key business leaders in sport governance through guest lectures and a panel discussion of major ethical dilemmas in sport to include gender inequality, doping, and child protection and safeguarding in sport. Further details will be developed over the summer, 2017. Integrate an assessment into the 4200 class whereby students are required to design, develop and evaluate a training module focused on sportsmanship and fair play. The intention is to ultimately deliver a workshop, using various tools and resources to support delivery (e.g. True Sport, Positive Coaching Alliance, etc.), to elementary or middle aged school children that reinforces the importance of fair play and sportsmanship, and clearly demonstrates the positive outcomes of such an approach for athletes, coaches, and parents.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 897 Students
    • 47 Educators
    Resources
    Articles and News

    Eight Picked as Ethics Fellows

    Educational Materials

    SPTM 4200 Course Syllabus 

    Contact: sharris2@uccs.edu

    Spencer Harris Biography

    Spencer Harris CV

  • Robert Hirschfeld, Ph.D.

    Robert Hirschfeld

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2011-2012

    Incorporated material from Giving Voice to Values (GVV) throughout Fall Semester 2011 in BUAD3000. The GVV approach was used as a means of developing important personal and interpersonal skills for management. This approach was adopted by all instructors of this required course in 2012.

    Academic Year 2012-2013 

    The 2012-13 endeavors continued to incorporate material from Giving Voice to Values (GVV) in BUAD3000 throughout Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013. The GVV approach continued to be used as a means of developing important personal and interpersonal skills for management. The course addresses 4 of the student learning goals for the UCCS College of Business (CoB). It is a primary course for developing (a) effective teamwork skills and (b) communication competencies; it is a secondary course for understanding (c) key issues of operating in diverse organizations and (d) how to integrate core business concepts across disciplines.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 352 Students
    • 14 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    February 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Cases as a means of understanding how to apply ethical concepts

    Contact: rhirschf@uccs.edu

  • Andrea Hutchins, Ph.D. RD

    Andrea Hutchins

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    Develop and implement in HSCI 2080 Profession of Dietetics course three case studies that will encourage the students to examine ethic principles and their own ethical beliefs, integrate the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics into their personal and professional code of conduct, and apply it to real-life situations that have ethical components and implications. 

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 47 Students
    • 14 Educators
    Resources
    Articles and News

    Seven faculty tapped as ethics fellows

    Contact: ahutchin@uccs.edu 

  • Barbara Joyce, Ph.D.

    Barbara Joyce

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    Dr. Joyce focused on the ethics of community health programs through engaging community and business partnerships for student learning. A Colorado Community Center Collaborative (CCCC) was formed with the vision to promote health equity by supporting positive youth development in community centers. At a presentation in a UCCS Faculty Ethics Roundtable, the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation Department presented how they incorporated the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles in working with other organizations in the collaborative.

    Academic Year 2014-2015

    Nursing students in Community Health Nursing (N4400) participated with the CCCC partners to initiate a healthy community program/service-learning project to further community work for healthy community programming. In the 2014-2015 academic year, 104 UCCS students and 12 community high school students participated in learning experiences on personal accountability for healthy living.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 196 Students
    • 41 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    February 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Strengthening Community Through Partnerships

    April 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Practicing Social Justice in a Market Justice World

    Articles and News

    Diversity Excellence Grant Awarded

     

  • Jugal Kalita, Ph.D.

    Jugal Kalita

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    Ethics components will be incorporated in classes related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. An ethics component will also be incorporated in the training students receive while performing undergraduate and graduate research in these areas. There will be two perspectives of ethics that will be considered. i) As the scientific and engineering communities build artificial intelligence that can think and act like humans, what is the role of ethics in research and practice? Ii) As huge amounts of data are being collected, primarily from the Internet and mobile technology related activities, what role ethics should play as information is being mined about individuals and then used for various purposes by corporations and governmental entities.

    CS 3050-Social and Ethical Impacts of Computing; CS 4820/5820-Artificial Intelligence; CS 5710-Evolutionary Algorithms, 5860-Machine Learning, 5870-Artificial Neural Networks, CS 5880-Information Retrieval: CS 5890---Computational Linguistics; REU Summer Training: The fellowship applicant, Kalita, runs a summer camp for 10 undergraduates who come from around to country to engage in machine learning research.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 155 Students
    • 21 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables 

    March 2017 Faculty Roundtable

    Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

    Articles and News

    Seven faculty tapped as ethics fellows

    Regents Approve 22 for Sabbatical

    Faculty at Work: Jugal Kalita

    Contact: jkalita@uccs.edu

  • Andrew D. Ketsdever, Ph.D.

    Andrew Ketsdever

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    In 2013-2014 modules were designed based on appropriate case studies for a variety of courses throughout the Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (MAE) curriculum. MAE was used as a test case for this curriculum development before attempting to create a College-wide program. Case studies will be developed for the courses in Materials, Thermodynamics 1, Fluid Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Machine Design 1, Propulsion and Engineering Design. Dr. Ketsdever organized a project focused on the ethical dilemma facing many scientists and engineers that are involved in the defense industry. Technology has been a part of wartime activities since the dawn of civilization. Whether it is more "efficient" spear tips in the form of forged metals, gunpowder, or rocketry, advances in technology lead to "advances" in weaponry on the war field. Many engineering students struggle with the ethics of working in industry on defense projects. Often this stems from a feeling of ultimate responsibility for how a particular technology is deployed. This is a very pertinent topic for engineering students particularly in the Colorado Springs community based on the number of defense industry jobs in the local economy. Several ethical questions examined included: Is there an expectation of responsibility for how technology is implemented? Is there a responsibility when developing technology to understand all potential applications of that technology? Do you have faith in the leadership with control of the technology? Is there a difference between defensive and offensive weapons? What is the role of deterrent technology in actually saving lives?

    Academic Year 2014-2015

    The modules that were created were presented to students in MAE 4000 (MAE Seminar) over the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The fall 2014 semester presentation focused on the Manhattan Project while the spring 2015 semester incorporated a personal ethical dilemma during Dr. Ketsdever's work with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Daniels Fund Ethic Initiative Principles were the basis for student discussions

    Focus Area
    Impact
    • 205 Students
    • 36 Educators
    • 2 Community Members
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics and the Military Industrial Complex: The Role of the Engineer - Technology and war - the insurmountable link

    January 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Engineering Ethics: The Space Shuttle Challenger  - A Case Study in Engineering Ethics

    Articles and News

    Regents Approve Faculty Sabbaticals

    Faculty Earn Promotions

    Workshop Blasts Off at UCCS

    Contact: aketsdev@uccs.edu

  • T. Martin Key, Ph.D.
    Dr. Martin Key
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016

    Examined ethical issues in the area of social media, giving students a deeper understanding of their impact in the context of Digital Marketing Strategy.

    Components of Martin's project includes:

    • Student learning - By critically examining ethical issues in the area of social media, students will develop a deeper understanding of their impact in the context of Digital Marketing Strategy.
    • Involvement of the business community - Students work with local business community to include ethics in their Digital Marketing Strategy plan
    • Outreach to non-business disciplines on campus - Social media ethical issues apply in many non-business related areas
    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 111 Students
    • 25 Educators 
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables 

    February 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Workshop:

    Ethical Issues in Social Media - Critical examination of ethical issues in the area of social media, his work with students to develop a deeper understanding of their impact in the context of Digital Marketing Strategy, and how social media ethical issues can apply in many non- business related areas

    Outreach

    "Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum"  -  Based on his ethics social media subject matter expertise, Dr. Key presented to the faculty of Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge Campus 

    Articles and News

    Faculty tapped for ethics fellowships  

    Case Study: "Cultural Residue"

    Contact:  tmkey@uccs.edu

  • Tacy Killingsworth, M.A.

     Tacy Killingsworth, M.A.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    As an educator for 25 years, I have come to realize that the teacher evaluation system is often not utilized in a way that supports teacher growth through authentic observations and feedback.  I want to explore how to support current and potential educational leaders in understanding the importance of ethics in the teacher evaluation process to include but not limited to:

    • Establishing criteria for the teacher evaluation process that will work well within their school community to include developing the roles and responsibilities for leaders and for teachers throughout the process
    • Conducting classroom visits consistently and fairly
    • Exploring various observation tools to gather factual data regarding the classroom environment and instructional strategies being utilized
    • Developing a system to provide effective feedback based on the 7 Keys to Effective Feedback
    • Unpacking the teacher evaluation rubric to gain a clear understanding of what each standard means in action as well as supporting teachers in understanding the expectations
    • Using data to determine how to provide differentiated professional development, coaching and mentoring to support various needs of teachers

    Through capitalizing on each of these areas, we will be specifically considering the moral principles that govern us as leaders in education to support and grow teachers to reach their full potential.  We will explore the Statement of Ethics for School Administrators and relate this to the work in each of the above-mentioned categories. 

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
    Faculty Roundtable

    Ethical Teacher Evaluations - Making Friends or Enemies? (PPT)

    Contact: tkilling@uccs.edu

  • Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    The project she intends to undertake in the 2019-2020 academic year is the creation of a UCCS Ethics Bowl Team. Ethics Bowl is an intercollegiate, undergraduate competition where teams from various colleges and universities debate and discuss complex, real-world ethical challenges in an attempt to determine what we ought to do about them.

    To prepare for the Ethics Bowl competitions, teams learn about a variety of ethical frameworks, including the eight Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles, study the importance of using principle-based ethics, investigate the implications of taking up and using particular ethical lenses in practical decision-making, discuss the various cases that will be debated during the competition, and decide as a team which ethical positions the team wants to take in regards to the cases, and why. The focus of the competition is on ethical decision-making within a principled framework; thus, teams are expected to support their conclusions using philosophical and ethical argumentation and theory, as well as practical and empirical supporting information. Ethics Bowl is thus tied not only to the academic discipline of Philosophy, but also to Psychology, Sociology, Business, and Political Science.

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    jkling@uccs.edu

  • Scott Kupferman Ph.D.

     Scott Kupferman Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    Ethical use of technology should begin in K-12 classrooms.  For example, before students are given access to iPads or laptops, they need to understand (a) proper "netiquette", (b) student safety and privacy, (c) unauthorized access at school, and (d) objectionable materials showing up at school.  Ensuring student understanding of this content is the ultimate responsibility of classroom teachers.

    Within my faculty role in the College of Education, I teach future classroom teachers.  Specifically, all general and special education teachers are required to complete my CURR 4170/5170 - Introduction to Technology in Education course.  As a DFEI fellow, I will incorporate DFEI ethics principles throughout this course.  Approximately 30 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each semester.  Thus, a total of 60 students will be reached via my DFEI fellowship efforts during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.  

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 46 Students
    • 22 Educators  
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtable

    March 2018 Faculty Roundtable

    Tips and Tools for Teaching Cyber Ethics

    Articles

    UCCS Hosts Japanese Delegation for Disability Access and Inclusion Visit 

    Eight Picked as Ethics Fellows 

    Kupferman Presents in Korea on Disabilities

    Contact: skupferm@uccs.edu

  • Kevin Landis, Ph.D., M.F.A

    Kevin Landis, Ph.D., M.F.A

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    Kevin Landis is making a major change for the program that even more clearly evidences its affinity with The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles. Student learning about ethical issues in the arts is paramount. Each talk is paired with individual discussions and workshops for students. In the next school year, he will be using Prologue to platform the following five talks, with plans to add other talks as needed:
    Curating the Political Divide- A conversation that explores the nuances of curating art in a
    conservative-leaning community. How does art support a community while espousing the natural
    progressiveness inherent in artistic creation? Panelists will include artistic directors and curators of
    theatres and museums in Colorado Springs (September).
    Mobile Shakespeare and the Community- Using his own connection to the world-famous Public
    Theater in New York, this Prologue will look at the importance of reaching out to community in the
    creation of art. Mobile Shakespeare is a program started in New York that acknowledges theatre as an
    inherent social good and sees its mission to take art directly to underserved communities (lower socioeconomic
    class neighborhoods, prisons, community centers, etc). He has invited the two leaders of
    Mobile Shakespeare in New York to join with our community and students to discuss this pressing need
    and strategize about our plans (in conjunction with Theatreworks) to implement some of these
    missions in Southern Colorado (October).
    Updating Problem Plays- featuring one of the most famous playwrights in America, David Henry
    Hwang, this discussion will focus on race and class and, specifically, the need and challenge of updating
    19th century plays. Hwang’s M Butterfly will be discussed along with racially and religiously fraught
    classics like Octoroon, Merchant of Venice and Uncle Tom’s Cabin (November).
    Transgender Representation in the Arts- Using the visit of cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond as a
    platform, this discussion will feature Mx Bond in a wide-ranging talk about their experiences as a
    transgender person in the arts (February).
    Magical Realism- This roundtable will feature three women who are professionals in New York
    theatre who each have a strong connection to “magical realism,” a form of art that, through spectacle
    and magic, addresses current themes and issues (March)

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    klandis@uccs.edu

  • YongJei Lee, Ph.D.
     YongJei Lee, Ph.D.
    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    The revision of two existing courses that would help the development of ethics awareness in the fields of criminal justice and criminology during the 2018-2019 academic year at UCCS. These two courses are CJ 3170 Crime Prevention and Analysis and CJ 5010 Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety. Establishing strong ethical principles and training students to build ethical standpoints are very important in these courses as students use real crime data provided by law enforcement agencies from different cities, such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Colorado Springs. While analyzing and modifying these data sets in class, students are extensively exposed to information to which general public cannot usually access, such as household demographic factors, crime locations (addresses), police officer’s badge number, and the type of crime occurred. 

    Students must write a final research paper from their data analysis and crime mapping, even if they are not supposed to release specific information in the data set to the general public. Therefore, in the final paper, it is important to address where the data came from, how the data was secured, and what information was selected (or screened) to protect the privacy and security of the observations in the data set. Students need to learn how to address these ethical points in their final reports.

    1. Students will have a mandatory reading list of ethical issues.  After in-class discussion about the contents in these reading materials, students should submit a review paper as their mandatory assignment.
    2. Students will incorporate a specific section, a Research Ethics section of Research Strategy chapter, in their final research paper. In this section, students should address and ensure how issues of research ethics are properly taken into account. Students should also make sure that they have considered the DFEI ethical principles and how research ethics are influenced by their chosen research strategy. Finally, students will need to attach an Ethics Consent Form at the end of their research paper, if needed.
    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
    Articles and News

    Six Faculty Members Receive Compass Curriculum Course Development Grant 

    Assistant Professor Wins Crime Predicting Prize

    Contact: ylee@uccs.edu

  • David Leupp, Ph.D.

     David Leupp, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    Incorporated a specific ethics project of identifying specific ethical issues within the business they were studying within OPTM 3000 (Fundamentals of Operations Management) classes. In Fall 2013, 19 issues were identified and in Spring 2014 an additional 22 were identified.

    Worked with the College Task Force to develop the honor code/code of conduct that is in place now at UCCS.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 86 Students
    • 21 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtable

    February 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Student Identified Ethical Issues in Business Organizations - Results from student ethical audits in organizations

    Contact: dleupp@uccs.edu

  • Rory Lewis, Ph.D., JD

     Rory Lewis, Ph.D., JD

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Developing a means to develop a fair and very explicit methodology to discern between individuals who intentionally violate ethical standards and to those who unintentionally violate ethical standards. 

    Computer Science graduate students who will be leaders in the field will use the methodology to help them to recognize their own potential for ethical violations and manage/lead so that their staff/students reduce rationalizations for intentional ethical violations (and be able to tell the difference).

    Faculty will have a better understanding when student ethical violations would be responsive to educational approaches or escalation to disciplinary process.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
    Articles and News

    Regents Grant Faculty Sabbaticals 

    Tenure List 2016

    Sponsored Research Fetes Faculty, Staff Accomplishments 

    Lewis Named New Inventor of the Year

    Contact: rlewis5@uccs.edu

  • Jian James Ma, Ph.D.

     Jian James Ma, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    1. Integrate the awareness of data privacy and security in the INFS 3400 course, Database Management. The focus will be on the field of health informatics or health IT. Relevant case studies and discussions will be developed and incorporated in the class lectures and homework.

    2. Host the discussion board for Denver Chinese School (DCS) at Highland Ranch, CO. Presentations will be conducted to identify ethics related scenarios in the academic world for first- or second-generation immigrants from China. Discussions will be developed to help with the decision-making process for Chinese community members in the higher education environment. Some examples of topics include understanding the importance of copyright and seriousness of plagiary, etc. This effort will help reduce misunderstanding and conflict between Chinese immigrants and the educational system in the US.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2019 Faculty Roundtable

    Evil or Not Evil

    Articles and News

    Faculty Profile: Jian "James" Ma has been teaching since he was a boy

    Contact: jma@uccs.edu

  • Matt Metzger, Ph.D.

    Matt Metzger, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    Dr. Metzger focused on developing and refining teaching materials for the UCCS Bachelor of Innovation's Teams Class. Over the course of two years, these materials reached business and non-business UCCS students in multiple sections of Innovation Team: Analyze and Report (INOV2010), Innovation Team: Research and Execute (INOV3010), and Innovation Team: Design and Lead (INOV4010). These materials included an online intervention designed to help students gain awareness of ethical issues at multiple levels (i.e., the individual, organization, and industry) that might be encountered in entrepreneurial settings.

    Academic Year 2014-2015

    An ethics questionnaire (IRB #14-063) provided quantitative data on the impact ethics education had on student learning, comparing students in the experimental group that received the ethics education material to those in the control group that were not exposed to the material. Qualitative data was also collected from the team's final reports to their clients (where they expand upon the ethical issues they uncovered at the individual, organizational, and industry levels) and from open-ended responses on the questionnaire. An analysis of these data suggest that these materials influenced students' abilities to identify actual, or potential, ethical issues related to their client businesses and their awareness of their own susceptibility to ethical lapses.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 105 Students
    • 42 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics in Interdisciplinary Student Teams - Classroom outcomes and experiences

    May 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics at the Interface: Bridging students' classroom experiences with real-world phenomena

    Contact: mmetzger@uccs.edu

  • Nanna Meyer, Ph.D.,RD, CSSD, FACSM

    Nanna Meyer, Ph.D.,RD, CSSD, FACSM

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    She proposes to continue the dissemination process of TrueFood for TrueSport materials through our campus Dining and Hospitality Services (DHS) supported Flying Carrot Mobile Food Literacy Project. The next steps in dissemination of this program will include the development of TrueFood courses for athletes, teams and families. These will be offered through the UCCS Farmhouse and the Lane Center Teaching Kitchen, with launch this coming fall. TrueFood materials will also be of key importance once the HYBL Sport Performance building opens in the fall of 2020. In fact, it is proposed that the HYBL Café will be named “The Athlete’s Plate” which will integrate the ethical principles of food as developed through the TrueFood project. This will ensure a long-lasting impact of the TrueFood Initiative on students, faculty, staff, and the greater Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado community. We are in the process of trademarking the Athlete’s Plate and copyrighting the TrueFood placemat.

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    nmeyer2@uccs.edu

  • Jeffrey Montez de Oca, Ph.D.

     Jeffrey Montez de Oca, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Place principles of integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, and rule of law at the center of two courses, Modern Sociological Theory and Sociology of Popular Culture.

    The course Modern Sociological Theory focuses on the importance of ethical conduct in modern democracies. Sociology of Popular Culture explores tensions that emerge from media’s ethical function in a democracy and its profit orientation in a free market. Students will explore the promises and pitfalls of “ethical business practices” and “ethical consumption”. Students will work on group based projects on cultural institutions, such as museums, theme parks, music venues, sports facilities, etc., in order to explore the relationship between popular culture and citizenship.  Specifically, the relationship between organizations (cultural institutions) and learning the ethical conduct of citizenship. Further, questions of the ethical uses of media technologies will be raised.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2019 Faculty Roundtable

    Protest Patriotism 

    Articles and News

    Regents Grant Faculty Sabbaticals 

    Regents Award Tenure to Nine

    Montez de Oca Earns Book Award

    My View: Football's Bigger Problems

    Contact: jmontezd@uccs.edu

  • Edin Mujkic, Ph.D.

     Edin Mujkic, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    I am proposing a revision of an existing curriculum that would help the development of ethics awareness in the fields of Public Administration and Homeland Security/Emergency Management. As a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs students, under my guidance, will develop policy reviews based on case studies. Policy reviews will be based on Bill Daniels' ideal that ethics instruction be tied to principles rather than focus only on legal aspects of leadership. The framework will be developed based on policy reviews stemming from cases studied in a mandatory book review for a midterm exam.  In all classes I am assigning mandatory book reviews for the midterm exams. The following books will be assigned, providing unique case studies that pertain to the class:

    In class PAD 5001 Introduction to Public Administration, which is offered during the spring semester, the mandatory reading would be the book Bad Blood written by James H. Jones. Jones offers insights into the Tuskegee Experiment. I have been assigning this book in this class for the last two years, and it has had a big impact on the students' understanding on the role of ethics and moral in public administration. The horrible effects that the Tuskegee Experiment left on the people of Macon County, AL and long term consequences, such as distrust in the government (the Tuskegee Experiment, are responsible for theories that AIDS was "planted" by government agencies to hurt the African-American population).

    In class PAD 5960 Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which is offered during the fall semester, the mandatory reading is the book Great Deluge written by Douglas Brinkley. This book discusses failures of government and general bureaucracy during Hurricane Katrina. This book is assigned to offer students a different view on the failures during hurricane Katrina. Usually, in classes like this one, structural and technical aspects of failures are discussed. However, my intention is to offer a different view, where actions or inactions of public administrators have life and death consequences.  

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 79 Students
    • 19 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtable

    April 2018 Faculty Roundtable:

    Teaching Ethics in Public Administration (PPT)

    Applying Ethical Principles in Public Administration Classes (video)

    Articles and News

    Ethics Training for U.S. Military Leaders: Challenging the Conventional Approach

    Hugo Asencio, Theodore Byrne & Edin Mujkic (2017) Ethics Training for U.S. Military Leaders: Challenging the Conventional Approach, Public Integrity, 19:5, 415-428, DOI: 10.1080/10999922.2016.1272153 

    Abstract: 
    The U.S. military plays a fundamental role in protecting the United States and its national security interests. Given the nature of the combat and noncombat duties military personnel perform and the ethical dilemmas they face in doing so, it is fundamental that they be men and women of strong ethical competence. Providing effective ethics training to those serving in the U.S. military is crucial; particularly to senior leaders, as they create the environment in which subordinates perform their duties. Current ethics training for senior leaders in the U.S. military focuses on developing individual moral competence. This article argues for the need to complement such training with an approach focusing on developing individuals' capacity to create and sustain organizational environments in which ethical reflection and action are possible. 
    Keywords: ethics training, individual capacity building, senior military leaders, U.S. military

    Mujkic Co-Authors Article on Military Ethics

    Eight Picked as Ethics Fellows

    Contact: emujkic@uccs.edu
    Edin Mujkic, Ph.D, CV

  • Carla Myers, MLIS

    Carla Myers, MLIS

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    The responsible, ethical, and legal use of information is a topic of critical importance in both academia and the business world. Students will learn how to apply ethical and legal principles to the selection, use, and communication of information by participating in the following activities: Online Learning - Students will be able to access information on the ethical use of information through the Kraemer Family Library's Copyright Education Initiative website. Topics covered will include determining the quality of information, properly citing sources in order to avoid plagiarism, and reusing the copyrighted works of others in a manner that is compliant with U.S. Copyright Law. Blackboard Integrated Instruction - Information on the legal and ethical use of information will be made available through a Blackboard module. Quizzes will be integrated into the module to help assess students understanding and retention of information in the module. UCCS instructors will be able to assign this module to students for supplementary learning or as a graded assignment. Course Integrated Instruction - Instructors will be able to request course integrated instruction on : Using Library resources to find scholarly resources; Evaluating the quality of information found on the World Wide Web; Properly citing sources so as to avoid plagiarizing the works of others; Reusing works in research and course assignments in a manner that is compliant with U.S. Copyright Law. The materials being developed aligns with numerous Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles: Integrity: Communicating information to stakeholders, including instructors and fellow students, in an honest and ethical manner. Trust: Utilizing reputable sources of information to build trust with others. Transparency: Using verified data and information to develop and maintain open lines of communication with others. Respect: Understanding and utilizing information in a way that demonstrates respect for the intellectual property of others. Rule of Law: Complying with the rights and responsibilities afforded to users under U.S. Copyright Law.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    An amazing resource for the entire UCCS campus and community.

    Resources

    Cut and Paste? The Ethical Reuse of Copyrighted Content (PPT)

    Ethics & Information - Identifying Quality Sources (Video)

    Plagiarism and Copyright - Ethical and Legal Considerations (Video)

  • Kimbra Smith, Ph.D.

    Kimbra Smith, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    Design a senior seminar course on the ethics of public anthropology in Fall 2016 and will teach the course in Spring 2017. After a few weeks of introduction to questions of ethics in public anthropology, students will analyze several existing public outreach projects produced or otherwise informed by anthropologists. Collectively, we will develop a template for assessing such projects in terms of how well they comply with ethical principles. 

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 33 Students
    • 9 Educators
    Resources
    Articles and News

    Going Public: Teaching Students Ethical Design in Public Anthropology

     

    Contact: ksmith5@uccs.edu

    Kimbra Smith CV

  • Colleen Stiles, Ph.D.

     Colleen Stiles, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Years 2012-2014 

    Dr. Stiles created a project that actively engaged students in building an ethical framework of philanthropic decision-making. Students completed a 6-month philanthropic team experience resulting in a working knowledge of the role ethics plays in the identification, analysis, and funding of a philanthropic initiative; a working knowledge of the philanthropic funding experience; and two mentoring relationships with successful philanthropists. Ethical projects/education reached 404 students taking Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTP100), Entrepreneurship and Strategy ENTP4500), Innovation Team: Analyze and Report (INOV2010), Innovation Team: Research and Execute (INOV3010), and Innovation Team: Design and Lead (INOV4010) in the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Planned, developed, and implemented an ethics education integrated plan for the Bachelor of Innovation core curriculum. Year two is the testing of the plan, year three for implementation faculty wide within the BI. 
    Developed an Ethics in Entrepreneurship 100 speaker series - panels of business speakers on ethics.
    Convened four student focus groups to discuss development of curriculum ethics core. Feedback resulted in the addition of online gaming into the content.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 734 Students
    • 23 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Rountables

    August 2014 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Venture Philanthropists in Education: Friend or Foe?

    Contact: cstiles@uccs.edu

  • Gordon Stringer, MBA

    Gordon Stringer, MBA

    Ethics Education Projects

    Academic Year 2012-2013

    Developed materials to introduce Giving Voice to Values approach within a financial framework and discipline to include:

    • Financial ethics instruction.
    • Developing classroom materials concerning ethics within the financial decision making framework.
    • Created ethical classroom materials to address a practical and professional approach to ethics in finance for an Internet archive which included a finance course syllabus and an ethics in finance debate topics.

    Academic Year 2013-2014

    Developing materials to introduce Blind Spots approach within a financial framework.

    • Developing Blind Spots classroom exercises.
    • Developing Blind Spots with classroom debate within a case based structure
    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 484 Students
    • 45 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables and Workshops

    September 2015 Faculty Development Workshop:

    "Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum"  -  Based on his ethics subject matter expertise, Mr. Stringer presented to the faculty of Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge Campus

    November 2013 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    The Cornucopia of Codes of Ethics - is it part of your diet?

    October 2012 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Roundtable ethics discussion on:

    • Afraid of Teaching Ethics?
    • Financial Statement Fraud: A Frightening Trend
    • Ghoulish Governance

    Ethics in Finance - Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct

    Contact: gstringe@uccs.edu

  • Diane Stutey, Ph.D, RPT-S, LPC, NCC

    Diane Stutey, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    Diane Stutey is planning to share with others what she has learned about the ethical considerations of working with children and adolescents and how to apply these lessons to working with students at the university level. In addition, she hopes to expand and develop her knowledge of ethics and how other faculty infuse this into their teaching, scholarship, and research.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Diane Stutey CV 

    dstutey@uccs.edu

  • Katie Sullivan, Ph.D.

    Katie Sullivan, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    Katie Sullivan plans to bring ethical considerations to her courses and assist student learning regarding how ethical decision-making impacts strategic communication, organizations, and communities. Her project will contribute to enhancing student learning, by developing lecture materials, new assignments, and case studies in the following courses: COMM 3350 (Integrated Marketing Communication), COMM 4250/5250 (Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication), and COMM 4050/5050 (Managing Social Media).

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    ksulliv8@uccs.edu

  • Scott Van Ness, ABD

    Scott Van Ness, ABD

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016

    Development of an Ethics Lab, this lab is similar to leadership labs seen in corporate world where young leaders are given leadership challenges in a lab setting. Ethical challenges are given to students and they are given the chance to work through them while being evaluated by an instructor and other students. Situations will be taken from real-world examples and will attempt to represent what a new leader in a work environment will face.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 212 Students
    • 14 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2016 DFEI  Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Ethics Lab and Minor in Business Ethics for Non-Business Majors - Best practices and past experiences with ethics lab classroom implementation and plans for business ethics minor

    Articles and News

    Faculty tapped for ethics fellowships  

    Contact: svanness@uccs.edu

  • James Van Scotter II, Ph.D.

    James Van Scotter II, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016 

    Developed a class activity that features teams consisting of 2-3 students engaging in a real-world project by choosing an organization (for profit or non-profit) in the local community, identifying ethical issues and principles relevant to the organizational environment, and crafting ethical guidelines and codes of conduct.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 43 Students
    • 14 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2016 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Giving Voice to the Value Chain - using Porter's Value Chain as an organizing framework for ethical audits

    Articles and News

    Faculty tapped for ethics fellowships  

    CEO Bright and Dark Personality: Effects on Ethical Misconduct

    Contact: jvanscot@uccs.edu

  • Mary Claire Wahl, DNP, APRN, CNM

    Mary Claire Wahl, DNP, APRN, CNM

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Integrate the DFEI principles and Giving Voice to Values approaches to values-driven leadership in nursing courses - NURS 4200 (Care of the Childbearing Family—for senior BSN students) and in NURS 6910 (Care of Acute Conditions & Women’s Health—for Nurse Practitioner graduate students).

    • Undergraduate nursing students would review original perinatal ethical dilemma case studies and have a group assignment of walking through the steps of ethical decision-making, applying universal ethical principles in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics and the DFEI. 
    • The Nurse Practitioner students would use similar case studies of perinatal ethical dilemmas and require application of ethical principles and decision-making to their new roles as health care practitioners in an organizational setting.

    Some examples of ethical dilemmas which are unique to perinatal nursing and women’s health include: Maternal Versus Fetal Rights, Fetal Research, Reproductive Assistance (including ownership of unused embryos), and Stem Cell Research. Additional ethical considerations involve gender and racial determinants and inequities in women’s health care. Case studies would include situations where there is maternal-fetal conflict (such as forcing interventions on a pregnant woman in the best interest of the fetus, which infringes on the autonomy of the mother.)

    Focus Areas
    Impact 

    To be provided

    Contact: mwahl2@uccs.edu

  • Tom Wahl, MA

    Tom Wahl, MA

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    The project Tom Wahl plans to implement as a DFEI Fellow would be in Business and Administrative Writing (TCID 2080). In this course we expose students to the genres and style of writing in the professional world. As part of this, he includes instruction on creating visual information, such as infographics, graphs, and charts for reports and presentations. This is where he would implement an ethics project. Presenting visual information is a major part of professional writing. However, when presenting information visually, writers have to be careful not to misrepresent or misreport the complete picture. Given this, ethically providing visual information is vital for students to understand.

    Focus Area
    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    twahl@uccs.edu

  • Joseph D. Wehrman, Ph.D.

     Joseph D. Wehrman, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2015-2016

    The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), under the Military's Agenda for Change recommendations, resurrected a program at UCCS, which combined DCHS counseling courses with Leadership courses recommended by USAFA. The intent of both DCHS and USAFA is to provide new commanders the skills, knowledge, abilities, and experiences necessary to address the many academic, ethical, psychological, and developmental issues cadets will experience. The principles taught in this program are applicable to all levels of command and will prepare commanders for the most challenging aspect of leadership at USAFA and in the operational Air Force. As part of this program, students take a course in professional ethics across a spectrum of skills ranging from teaching, leadership, counseling and coaching. 

    In the course Issues, Ethics and Trends in Professional Counseling (COUN5330), students participated in ethics round tables and processed ethical case scenarios within the mental health and coaching field. We used the eight core Daniels Fund Principles and then applied them to an ethical decision making model. The primary points of feedback were positive related to taking real world examples of ethical situations found in the human service and mental health fields and then processing these issues and taking personal stances. Many of the groups requested more opportunities to participate in these types of projects as it took them one or two experiences to feel comfortable taking personal stances with complex issues. As a combined project, graduate students from COUN5330 and undergraduate students from Issues, Values and Case Management (COUN3400) participated.
     

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 61 Students
    • 23 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    February 2015 DFEI Faculty Roundtable Presentation:

    Integrating Values and Ethics in Training for USAFA Cadre and Human Services Students

    Articles and News

    Education to Merge Departments 

    Contact: jwehrman@uccs.edu

  • Regina Winters, MPA

     Regina Winters, MPA

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    Students enrolled in the nonprofit management certificate area will work with me in a service learning experience that will contribute the development of nonprofit ethics awareness in the state of Colorado and beyond. Under my guidance, as a practitioner and faculty member, students will develop a decision-making framework for nonprofit boards of directors of various sizes that helps board members incorporate and deal with the challenges of social return on investment based data.  Students will then facilitate their ethics training based upon this framework for local nonprofit boards of directors.

    The development and resulting decision-making framework aligns with Bill Daniels' ideal that ethics instruction be tied to principles rather than focus only on legal aspects of leadership.  At the end of the experience, training materials will be made available to interested nonprofit community members as well as through distribution channels offered through the Daniels Fund. In addition, I will write a pedagogical case study to help other University communities replicate our service learning experience.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 13 Students
    • 9 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    November 2016 Faculty Roundtable Presentation

    Ethics - Evaluation Ethics for Nonprofit Boards

    Articles and News

    Seven faculty tapped as ethics fellows

    Contact: rwinters@uccs.edu

  • Patty Witkowsky, Ph.D.

     Patty Witkowsky, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2016-2017

    Promote ethics education within the SAHE program to prepare students to be ethical leaders in higher education, as well as with student affairs professionals state-wide. This project will include use of my role as the Faculty Representative with the College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC), a state division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), one of the two leading professional associations for the student affairs profession.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    Ethics in Student Affairs Presentations were attended in 2016 (UCCS) and 2017 (CSU-Pueblo) that reached 110 student affairs professionals from across the state from the following institutions: UCCS, CSU-Pueblo, Adams State University, Colorado College, Pueblo Community College, Pikes Peak Community College, CU-Boulder, Colorado Technical University, University of Colorado-Denver, Metropolitan State University-Denver, Johnson & Wales University, the Community College of Denver,  and Colorado State University.

    Resources
    Articles and News

    Dr. Patricia Witkowsky was awarded the Quality Matters certification (as of fall 2016 only 16 courses have received this certification in the CU system) for her online course LEAD 5260 College Student Development Theories.

    Dr. Patricia Witkowsky will receive a Global Intercultural Research Center Seed Grant for her project entitled "Experiences of U.S.-Trained Student Affairs Professionals Working in Higher Education Institutions Abroad". Dr. Witkowsky will use the findings from her study to  inform student affairs graduate preparation programs in the U.S. and to apply for additional funding related to global intercultural education.

    Contact: pwitkows@uccs.edu

     

  • Kay Yoon, Ph.D.

     Kay Yoon, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Enhance student learning of ethics by developing lecture materials, new assignments, and case studies for three courses: COMM 3150 (Communicating in Contemporary Teams), COMM 4900 (Virtual Teams), and COMM 2440 (Leadership Theory and Practice).

    COMM 3150 and COMM 4900, are concerned with how to collaborate with others in team settings and involve students in multiple collaborative projects. Assignments will help students recognize how ethical principles are connected to team collaborations and push students to think about what form(s) the ethical principles such as integrity, accountability, and transparency might take in the context of team work when attempting to remedy or mitigate social loafing behavior.

    COMM 2440 (Leadership Theory and Practice) is concerned with helping students acquire theoretical groundings for what takes to be an effective leader in the workplace and apply the theories to their own leadership development. Drawing on 1-2 case studies from recent scandals. Assignments will help students investigate, evaluate and prescribe the cases from the perspective of each of the eight ethical principles. To further enhance student learning in developing their abilities for ethical decision making, students will role play original hypothetical but realistic ethical dilemma scenarios that students are likely to encounter in school and at work. By completing the case studies and role play in this course, students will be able to apply ethical principles to real-world decision making.

    Focus Areas
    Impact

    To be provided

    Contact: kyoon@uccs.edu

  • Yanyan Zhuang, Ph.D.

    Yanyan Zhuang, Ph.D.

    Ethics Education Project

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    My goal is to address the topic of "Ethics and Technology". My objectives are to (1) advance student learning, and (2) outreach to other institutions of higher education and community constituents. To achieve these goals, I will design a course at the Department of Computer Science addressing one of the most important ethics issues in the discipline, Internet privacy and censorship. I will also organize a workshop with an international conference to promote my research project that aims to protect the privacy of ordinary people who use mobile devices.

    Focus Areas
    Impact
    • 19 Educators
    Resources
    Faculty Roundtables

    April 2018 Roundtable

    Creepy and Invisible: Learning Privacy and Censorship in Classrooms- Addressing one of the most important ethics issues in the computer science discipline, Internet privacy and censorship.

    Articles and News

    Faculty at Work

    Contact: yzhuang@uccs.edu

    http://www.cs.uccs.edu/~yzhuang/index.html