Specifically the Program in Applied Ethics seeks
• Enable students to reason carefully
about complex ethical questions by teaching ethics across the curriculum
and by offering a variety of campus activities that address ethical
• Prepare students to deal effectively
with the ethical problems that arise in business and the professions,
including law, medicine, politics, journalism, counseling, social
work, and the sciences.
• Assist interested faculty members
in identifying resources and developing a background in ethics so
that they may address ethical issues in their teaching and research.
• Provide interested faculty
members with support for research and publication in applied ethics
and for further professional development.
• Enhance the availability of
resource materials in ethics by building the library's periodical
and book holdings, by developing a video and audio cassette library,
and by collecting ethics newsletters and other relevant publications.
• Serve the community by making
resources in ethics available to both public and private organizations
and by offering programs of interest to practitioners in business
and the professions.
• Establish and maintain connections
with local and national ethics centers and professional organizations
and participate in those activities as appropriate.