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CBE Receives Grant to Incorporate Ethics into Core Classes
By Katie Bild
UW-RF University Communications
MARCH 10, 2006-- In a time of Enron, Halliburton, Worldcom other company
scandals, ethics seems to have taken a back seat in some corporate business
However, Lori Peterson and Jude Rathburn, University of Wisconsin –
River Falls professors in the College of Business and Economics, recognize
the importance of ethics in the workplace enough to do something about
it in their classrooms.
The two, along with CBE Dean Barb Nemecek who wrote a letter of support,
applied and received a grant sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh
with support from the National Institutes of Health.
After Peterson attended a "Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics"
conference she approached Rathburn about how to put her newly learned
knowledge to work in a series of professional development courses already
within the CBE. The courses now are required for incoming business students
in order to graduate.
"In the CBE, we feel it is vitally important for students in management
majors to not only know the fundamentals of management, but to understand
and integrate into that learning the behaviors and decision making that
are central to being a professional," said Peterson. "The CBE
series of courses fills that niche."
The grant funds have been used to further develop ethics components in
CBE 100, 200 and 300. The remaining funds will support materials, speakers
and other endeavors.
For more information, contact Peterson at 715-425-3335.
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