About the Project
Ethics at Work courses prepare students to reflectively anticipate the practical and intellectual challenges posed by the rapidly changing contemporary workplace, in pursuit of more meaningful and integrated work lives.
The Ethics at Work project brings together instructors from various disciplines to collaboratively create interrelated courses on technology, ethics, and work, addressing the dilemmas and opportunities of the present day. These courses aim to prepare students for meaningful, ethical, and well-integrated work lives, and are further unified by their commitment to the following:
- Exploration of key topics in the history, philosophy, and contemporary scholarship on work, labor, and professional ethics. Our project aims to engage various intellectual traditions, disciplines, frameworks, and scholarly communities to better understand the key issues facing the reflective worker today. We also aim to add to the conversations around these issues through our teaching and original scholarship.
- Preparing our students to engage these topics seriously to better equip them to lead reflective, well-integrated, excellent, and ethical work lives. By engaging in our courses, our students will become more intellectually autonomous, and develop the skills and knowledge they need to frame, articulate, and think through the practical and intellectual challenges that they face in the context of their whole working lives, and to connect these up with various key topics we’ve identified. Especially when their work involves emerging disruptive technologies, we aim to equip our students with the wisdom and know-how and analyze and evaluate issues along key ethical dimensions, and the motivation to bring the appropriate values to bear when faced with such issues.
- The collaborative creation and collection of cutting-edge scholarly, educational, and pedagogical digital resources related to central topics. In support of the above, we create digital media and resources to be used in the teaching and research of our key topics.
- Employment of innovative pedagogical techniques in support of our goals. The courses we create and support are designed and assessed by evidence-based best practices related to digital learning and general pedagogy. In particular, our course materials, texts, media, assessment techniques, delivery methods, and peer-led dialogue programs aim to provide an active, internally motivated, accessible, and transformative learning experience for all of our students, and are held to high standards along these dimensions.
In support of the creation and development of Ethics at Work classes, our project aims to build up digital resources (both pedagogical and educational), and to offer development opportunities of various types to affiliated faculty and instructors.