ERIC Number: ED415783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Ethics Across the Curriculum.
Utah Valley State Coll., Orem.
This final project report describes a 3-year project designed to integrate ethics into all disciplines at Utah Valley State College to introduce students to ethical complications they may face in their careers and vocations. Fifty faculty members participated in the project, the major components of which involved a 2-week summer seminar in ethics; monthly meetings held with scholars; weekly meetings between faculty and eight ethics faculty members who gave guidance on curriculum development in ethics, case study writing, and syllabus changes; and a compilation of about 500 case studies for a book on ethical dilemmas faced in the professions, trades, and vocations. Currently, a minimum of 3,500 students are being taught ethics by the various faculty who have been in this project. The effectiveness of the project was evaluated using the Defining Issues Test, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency Critical Thinking Test, a newly developed expansion to the Critical Thinking Test, and a modification of the Critical Incident Technique. All evaluations showed that faculty had developed a greater knowledge in the field of ethics and had demonstrated a change in critical thinking between pre- and posttests. A compilation of evaluation questionnaire results is appended. (WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Valley State Coll., Orem.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test