Week_04_Lecture_-_Ethics

Week_04_Lecture_-_Ethics - Ethics and Professionalism in...

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1 Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering S. Patrick Walton Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Michigan State University Goals for Today Communicate the importance of ethical decision making in engineering and the high expectations that we have for all of you Introduce you to or reinforce the language of ethics and professionalism
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2 Notes Serious Tone What is Ethics?
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3 Ethics Standards of conduct and moral judgment The system or code of morals for a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc. Implicit in this is that not everyone agrees on the appropriate actions in all ethical situations but that overarching principles are in place Themes from Codes of Ethics Which of the following is NOT a general theme from the engineering codes of ethics? A. Sustainability B. Continuing to learn beyond college C. Always serving your employer D. Safety and human welfare
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4 Themes from Codes of Ethics Safety and human welfare “Just following orders” is no justification Includes environmental impact – Sustainability Serving employer, clients, and public Increase prestige and competence of the engineering profession From NSPE, AIChE, ASME, and IEEE Codes of Ethics Themes from Codes of Ethics (cont’d) Honesty in reports, analysis, presentation Be objective Avoid conflicts of interest Avoid “malicious action” Only in one’s area of expertise Respect for colleagues Lifelong learning From NSPE, AIChE, ASME, and IEEE Codes of Ethics
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5 Themes from Codes of Ethics Which of the following is NOT a general theme from the engineering codes of ethics? A. Sustainability B. Continuing to learn beyond college C. Always serving your employer D. Safety and human welfare Themes from Codes of Ethics Which of the following is NOT a general theme from the engineering codes of ethics? A. Sustainability B. Continuing to learn beyond college C. Always serving your employer D. Safety and human welfare
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6 What Can Happen What Can Happen New Orleans Times-Picayune
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7 What Can Happen New Orleans Times-Picayune What Can Happen New Orleans Times-Picayune
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8 What Can Happen Error of omission (bad) or error of commission (worse)? New Orleans Times-Picayune What Can Happen Grantee Misconduct: Dr. Eric T. Poehlman “…a former tenured research professor…” “…comprehensive criminal, civil, and administrative settlement…” “…falsifying and fabricating research data…” “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds meritorious biomedical research with the full expectation that its funded researchers will meet the highest standards of research integrity.” “…deplorable and an affront to the American
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course EGR 100 taught by Professor Hinds during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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