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The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) promotes innovative teaching. Our faculty teaches professional ethics courses at Illinois Tech in the areas of architecture, business, engineering, and industrial culture and assists faculty at other universities to prepare for teaching professional ethics and to develop courses and programs.

Ethics Across The Curriculum

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 Ilinois Tech 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. 

Ethics Bowl

Created at Illinois Tech in 1993, the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with a valuable educational experience for undergraduate students. Here you can find out more about Illinois Tech's Ethics Bowl team and a full description of the rules and educational significance of the Ethics Bowl.


Ethics in IPROS

Beginning in Spring 2010, the Center has worked closely with Illinois Tech’s IPRO program to develop a series of ethics modules that help students address the many ethical questions that arise in their course of research. This includes issues of intellectual property and privacy, working with project sponsors and local communities, and issues of product safety, transparency, and how to effectively work in multidisciplinary groups.

Looking for Help? 

The Ethics Center works with teachers both on and off campus to develop successful strategies for introducing ethics into existing courses, workshops, and programs from high school students all the way up to professionals in the field. If you are interested in having the Center help plan an event for your organization, please feel free to contact us at 312.567.3017, or by email at