The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions has developed a number of online collections developed through its past projects and teaching activities.
CSEP's Ethics Across the Curriculum project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, prepares instructors to integrate ethics in ordinary courses. The project included workshops for IIT faculty, professional society representatives concerned with continuing education, and faculty from other institutions. Much of the material presented in the workshops as well as activities developed by workshop particiates are available online.
This joint project with the National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineer, Ethics and Society is a collection of resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
Ethics in IPROs
The Center the for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is working with the Interprofessional Projects Office of IIT to help develop ways of integrating ethics instruction into the IPRO program. Below is a collection of resources for students and faculty advisers interested in exploring the unique ethical questions raised by their projects.
Ethics in the Natural Course of Research
Developed through a National Science Foundation Grant, this graduate level course brings together students from engineering and science with students from the fields of philosophy, history and sociology of science to perform joint research across disciplinary boundaries. The course has been offered twice, and will be offered again during the 2012-2013 academic year.
In 2005, the Center began a project to develop a code of ethics for the Illinois Institute of Technology community, including, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please take some to to review the current and past version of the IIT Code, and leave your suggestions and comments.
The NanoEthicsBank is a database conceived as a resource for researchers, scholars, students, and the general public who are interested in the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. Items in the database include normative documents, such as guidelines for safety in the workplace, and descriptive materials, such as analysis of the U.S. government’s capacity for oversight and studies of the media coverage of nanotechnology.
In 1993, the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) formed a joint committee to write a code of ethics for software engineers. This archive includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and the different versions of the code developed throughout the project.. The Software Engineer’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice was adopted by IEEE-CS and ACM in 1998, and since then, the code has been adopted by software engineering and computer societies worldwide.