Introduction to University Studies 02/09/2012 Juley Gashette Personal Ethics Statement While some people believe that ethics are not required for a successful academic environment, I believe that without ethics there would be no sense of community, which fosters learning. There are people who simply look out for themselves and do not concern themselves with the needs or feelings of others. I tend to make ethical choices for myself and for others. When I took the ethical lens inventory quiz I tested in the center of the grid so I don’t have a personal preferred lens. What this means is that I do not make assumptions about why people act the way they do. I also don’t make assumptions on how things should be done, although I live with a clear set of values that I hold myself to. Since I tested in the center of the grid I have no blind spot. I am able to see both the strengths and the weaknesses of each lens in order to blend the four core values of autonomy, equality, rationality, and sensibility. Depending on the situation, I am able to use all four standard virtues.
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