Ethics Week 2005
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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook
updated on 4/8/05
Week 2005 at Baruch College will comprise three main components:
classroom discussion of ethical issues related
to specific subjects/disciplines, an ethics bowl
competition (a series of debates between undergraduates representing
the three schools), and
special events featuring invited guests.
Week 2005 is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum
Initiative and a grant from the Joseph Drown Foundation.
below for materials on developing classroom discussions)
APRIL 5 (A PRE-ETHICS-WEEK EVENT)
Everybody’s Doing It?
Join a discussion of why cheating has become so pervasive
in our culture and what can be done to stop it. David
Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture:
Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead,
will challenge the audience to question some practices that
have become mainstream. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored
by the Undergraduate Student Government and the Office of
the Provost. Members of the faculty wshould feel free to
alert students to this event and to bring their classes.
For more on David Callahan and The Cheating Culture
Vertical Campus 3-165
Discussion on Academic Integrity: What
Should We Expect of Professors?
integrity initiative has concentrated on issues related
to student academic integrity. But all members
of the academic community should conduct themselves with
integrity, and members of the faculty and students have
asked the academic integrity committee to address these
issues as they apply to faculty as well. We will begin that
effort with a forum that involves students and members of
the faculty. The initial focus of the discussion will be
and Scamps: Ethics in Academia (Rowman &
Littlefield, 1986, 1994) by Steven M. Cahn, former Provost
of the CUNY Graduate Center. A
panel of three undergraduates (Kathlene Burke,
Laura Simão, and Joshua
Stern) and two faculty members (Mindy Engle-Friedman,
Psychology and Baruch College’s Ombuds, and Douglas
Lackey, Philosophy) will comment on the
book and its relevancy to their own experiences. The audience
will be invited to contribute to the discussion.
17 Lexington Avenue, Room 1220
Bowl – Preliminary Rounds
will take place in breakout rooms on the 14th floor of the
Location: Vertical Campus 14-270
below for more information on the ethics bowl)
Bowl – Final Round
top two teams will compete and the winner will be named
($600 prize to the top team). Judges include members of
the Baruch community and invited guests, such as Randy
Cohen (author of the Ethicist column for the Sunday
Times Magazine) and Peter Vallone,
former Speaker of the New York City Council.
Vertical Campus 14-220
J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
of the 2004 Briloff Prizes will be announced and the prizes
will be given. The faculty award is $1,500. The student
award is $500. For more information on the Briloff Prizes
and a list of recent winners, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/BriloffPrizes.htm
Vallone Lecture Series: Ethics and Good Government
former Speaker of the City Council, will present the capstone
lecture of his 2004-2005 lecture series. The lecture will
address such current controversies as campaign finance reform
and the commuter use fee. Sponsored by the School of Public
Vertical Campus 14-220
Ethics in Profit Driven Enterprises
Sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate
Integrity, and moderated by President Kathleen
Waldron, this forum will explore the issue of reinforcing
integrity in the pursuit of profit, from four different
viewpoints, including those of:
- H. Stephen Grace, Jr., Ph.D., President
of H.S. Grace & Company, Inc., and Grace & Co.
- Barry Salzberg, Managing Partner of
Deloitte and Touche
- E. Scott Gilbert, Chief Compliance
Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
- Professor Joshua Ronen, Stern School
of Business, NYU
For more information
see the Zicklin Center’s website.
Vertical Campus 14-220
McDonough, Chairman of the Public Companies Accounting
Oversight Board, will give a talk open to all students,
including the Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi members. The
talk will be followed by Q&A.
Sponsored by the
Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.
For more information see the Zicklin
Vertical Campus 14-220
an Ethics Controversy Can Ruin Your Scientific Career
Lackey (Philosophy) will be speaking to Baruch’s
BioMed Society about the branch of bioethics that involves
research on human subjects.
Location: 17 Lexington Avenue,
Annual Teaching and Technology Conference
“tracks” of Baruch College’s Annual Teaching and
Technology Conference will focus directly on the ethics
of online education. For more information about the conference
(and to register) see: http://www.kognito.net/baruchtech/
Vertical Campus 14th floor
Douglas Lackey (Philosophy) will lead faculty development
workshops entitled Ethics
Discussions in the Classroom: How to Start Them, How to Keep
Them Going, and How Not To Go Off the Rails.
and an ethics
primer that Prof. Lackey prepared are available
through the foregoing links.
April 5, 12:30, VC 14-290
W. Ray Williams (Law) has compiled a handbook entitled
Law: Basic Concepts, Cases, and Dilemmas
for members of the Law Department (and others) to use as a
resource for classroom discussions. (During Ethics Week, all
courses in the Department of Law will feature discussion of
frameworks for ethical decision making, investigation of different
philosophical approaches to ethical decision making, and case
studies and dilemmas.)
addition to Ethics Week, the Ethics Bowl will build upon traditions
of such debate competitions established at universities across
the nation. Ours will take place on Tuesday, April 12 (schedule
below) and will be centered around issues of academic, business,
and public ethics. We have designed the program to provide
equal opportunities to all students, regardless of their previous
public speaking or debate background. Teams of undergraduates,
advised by a faculty mentor, will represent each of the three
schools. They will compete to score points in two preliminary
rounds and the top two teams will compete in the finals and
receive rewards for their efforts.
mentor will spend roughly four or five hours with his or her
team over a four week period. Students will receive a complete
set of instructions and sample ethics questions, so they
should be able to prepare almost completely on their own.
Faculty members will need merely to guide them in developing
their arguments. No previous debate experience is required
of faculty mentors.
Interested faculty members should contact Sarah Ryan:
646-312-4270 or Sarah_Ryan@baruch.cuny.edu
information on Ethics Week at Baruch College
A tangible result
of the Spring
2003 Seminar, “Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum,”
was the suggestion by Prof. Roslyn Bernstein
(English) that the college designate one week as “Ethics
Week,” during which members of the faculty would be
encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines
in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite
outside speakers for public presentations.
Week at Baruch is organized by Associate Provost Dennis
Slavin (212-802-2805) with the assistance of an Advisory
Committee: Profs. Douglas Lackey (Philosophy),
Seth Lipner (Law), Sarah Ryan (School
of Public Affairs), Donald Schepers (Management),
and Dan Williams (School of Public Affairs).