Ethics Spotlight: Violence at the Capitol
From leadership failure, the Supreme Court, free speech, and social media Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the ethical challenges of insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.
What’s Next for White House Coverage? Trump, Biden, and the Future of US Political Reporting
What can past coverage and recent experiences teach us about envisioning a better future for how journalists cover the president?
In this webinar recorded on Dec. 18, 2020, Politico White House Correspondent Anita Kumar, longtime CBS White House Correspondent Bill Plante, and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers '83 shared lessons from their firsthand experiences. Moderated by Ethics Center Director of Journalism and Media Ethics Subbu Vincent.
Featured Ethics Spotlights
After a highly contentious (and ongoing) election, our country remains as polarized as ever. Ethics Center staff and scholars provide an analysis of the ethical challenges associated with healing these deep wounds.
As students across the country start a new school year, many are participating online only, while others are attending in person, in the classroom – with some already closing down again after new outbreak clusters form. Ethics Center staff and other SCU scholars address some of the key ethical dilemmas surrounding this critical decision.
The killings of several Black Americans by law enforcement over the last several months has shinned a light on the systemic nature of racism in our country. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the associated ethical dilemmas.
As businesses, schools, families and individuals transition from shelter-in-place to the new normal, critical questions must be considered and addressed before our economy can be revived. Ethics Center staff have compiled the following resources; including video interviews with business and non-profit leaders, panel discussions, and actionable tools; all designed to help us move forward.
A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations rely on charitable gifts, but often lack guidance on how to navigate gifts from controversial donors. This guide offers practical and ethical considerations for nonprofit organizations that face increasing scrutiny for gift acceptance decisions.
Ethical Giving Guide
Materials to Support Donors with Gifting Decisions
Designed to help individual donors and family foundations think through their nonprofit giving decisions and to do it ethically, this guide outlines the steps to take with related ethical considerations and helps donors define their personal mission.
The consequences of Trump’s rhetoric and his followers’ actions manifested themselves in the nation’s capital on January 6, 2021.
When a charismatic leader such as President Trump celebrates controversial values and praises them as virtues, problematic values engender problematic behaviors.
Teaching Note: Interview of Theranos Whistleblower, Tyler Shultz
This teaching module for business ethics, leadership and management courses includes two videos, homework assignments, and class discussion, all designed to spark conversation about ethical issues associated with whistleblowers and corporate governance.
Taylor Ellis ‘20, Mary Kleinsmith ‘22, and Rebecca Poirier ‘21 aim to produce resources that aid thinking about the pandemic and environmental ethics.
Regional teams from California, Arizona, and Nevada competed in the first virtual 2020 APPE California Regional Ethics Bowl.
In January 2021, the Journalism and Media Ethics Program at the Ethics Center is set launch a new and timely prototype project with funding from the Google News Initiative (GNI).
Evaluating Culture for Ethics
Our Culture Self-Assessment Practice recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are primarily for members of an organization’s leadership team, including human resources and legal, but designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.
John Pelissero, senior scholar and professor emeritus of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago, quoted in INFORUM.
Subbu Vincent, director of journalism and media ethics interviewed by ABC7 News.
Like Birds, Ethical Issues Are Everywhere...
...often difficult to spot, but noticed by those in search of them.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University exists to help people see, understand, and work through ethical problems.
As an introduction to thinking ethically, we have created a framework for ethical decision making.