PITTSBURGH (Oct. 10, 2019) — In celebration of Global
Ethics Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Swanson School of Engineering will present
a series of events that explore topics of ethics in engineering and education.
The events are sponsored by the Swanson School’s Academic
Integrity Committee, Engineering Education Research Center, Engineering Student
Council, and Engineering Graduate Student Organization.
The series features an outdoor showing of Shattered Glass, the biographical drama
about the journalist Stephen Glass’s fall from grace after his work was
discovered to be fabricated; a student seminar and faculty and staff seminar on
plagiarism and academic integrity, led by academic integrity expert Tricia
Bertram Gallant, PhD; and a faculty workshop on creating a classroom of
“Creating an ethical academic environment is a deeply
important part of maintaining an environment that is fair, engaging and
diverse,” says Mary Besterfield-Sacre, associate dean for academic affairs at
the Swanson School. “We hope these events will spark conversations about ethics
that will make a lasting impact, in the classroom and beyond.”
Held on the third Wednesday in October, Global Ethics Day
was founded by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs as a
day to reflect on the meaning of ethics in international affairs. The Swanson
School has adopted it to emphasize the critical importance of ethics and
ethical behavior in the classroom, lab, and engineering careers. Students and
faculty can register using the links in the full schedule below.
Full Schedule and
Thurs, Oct 17th 6:30 PM Shattered Glass – The Movie
Where: Benedum Patio Lawn 6:30PM – Bring blankets! Movie snacks will be served. If weather is poor, Public Health 115 is our
Tues, Oct 22nd 5:30-6:30 PM Student Seminar with Dr. Tricia
Bertram Gallant closed session for students
Where: 102 Benedum – Pizza and beverages will be provided
for registered attendees.
Details: Tricia will stimulate an honest dialogue regarding
cheating, plagiarism, and school-wide ethics to gain students’ thoughts and
ideas; and discuss with students why academic integrity is important to them as
Tues, Oct 22nd 2:00-3:00 PM Faculty and Staff Seminar on
Where: 102 Benedum – Afternoon snack
Details: Dr. Trisha Bertram Gallant has been devoted to the
topic of academic integrity since 2002 as a researcher, leader with the
International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), Director with an Academic
Integrity Office (since 2006), and teacher of ethical decision-making (since
Wed, Oct 23rd 8:00 – 9:30 AM Faculty workshop on Creating a
Classroom of Integrity: A Proactive, Pedagogical Response to Cheating
Where: Room TBD – FULL Breakfast will be served.
Details: In this workshop, Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant will
inspire attendees to reframe cheating as a teaching and learning, rather than
student conduct, problem. Attendees will leave with some awareness of the key
things they could do to create a culture of integrity.
Maggie Pavlick, 10/10/2019
Contact: Maggie Pavlick