It is absolutely critical that students are educated in how to make ethical decisions. Thus, developing “students' ethical judgment” is prominent among the goals set out in Clemson’s Mission Statement. The best evidence of Clemson’s commitment to this goal is that ethical judgment is a distributed competency in the general education curriculum. It is a distributed competency, rather than one met by taking a single three-credit course, because Clemson faculty recognize that ethics in practice is not compartmentalized and the most effective way of conveying this point is by integrating ethics in regular courses throughout the curriculum. In fact, an article was published
in the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi's Bent about ethical decision making, with four of the writers (Well, Sill, Park, and Ohland) being EAC Alumni. EAC is part of a worldwide movement for whom interested professionals may affiliate with the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
. For an overview of the program: Ethics Across the Curriculum: At the Heart of the Rutland Institute's Mission
. Over the last several years, as a benefit of membership in the Rutland Ethics Alliance at certain levels, and as a means of outreach into the community, scholarships have been provided for K-12 teachers to attend a one day version of EAC K-12
. Drs. Wueste and Fishman have created and offered this program.