Twenty-Five Years of Ethics Across the Curriculum

TitleTwenty-Five Years of Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDavis, M, Hildt, E, Laas, K
Corporate AuthorsSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
JournalTeaching Ethics
Date PublishedJan-01-2016
AbstractAfter twenty-five years of integrating ethics across the curriculum at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions conducted a survey of full-time faculty to investigate: a) what ethical topics faculty thought students from their discipline should be aware of when they graduate, b) how widely ethics is currently being taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, c) what ethical topics are being covered in these courses, and d) what teaching methods are being used. The survey found that while progress spreading ethics across the curriculum has been substantial, it remains incomplete. The faculty think more should be done. From these findings we draw six lessons for ethics centers engaged in encouraging ethics across the curriculum.