Values and Ethics

Drake students will learn to recognize ethical issues and to reflect critically upon the demands of conscience. They will develop as reflective practitioners with an understanding of the larger goals of stewardship inherent in their professional endeavors, and have a sense of obligation that extends to beyond the self. They will develop an understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary to anticipate the consequences of actions as well as an understanding of the dispositions necessary to develop a commitment to ethical conduct. Students will develop the basic tools required to question themselves and others in a responsible manner and to evaluate the ethical implications of both collective and personal choices.

Courses that fulfill this AOI will meet at least two of these student-learning outcomes. Students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and reflect critically on ethical issues.
  2. Identify values that underlie human activities.
  3. Articulate ethical issues that arise in their professional or civic life.
  4. Articulate relevant ethical issues and apply them in developing solutions for critical problems and questions.
  5. Articulate a reasoned vision of their own values or core beliefs.

To fulfill this requirement keep in mind that at least half of your course must address the AOI requested. Normally courses meet only one AOI. Exceptions must be clearly supported.

Please list all cross-listed numbers.
List any prerequisites for this course.
If the course already meets one AOI, please mention which one.

If the course is approved to meet this AOI you should place that information on the syllabus for the course and include the Values and Ethics Learning Outcomes that are part of the class in the syllabus as well.

The UCC also encourages you or a representative from your program or department to attend our meeting for added clarification and quick turnaround.

Please inform the committee if there is a substantial change in an approved course, including a course number or major title change. This may require re-submission.