Santa Clara University faculty and staff can draw on the Center's resources to support their research and teaching on applied ethics, to provide co-curricular activities for their students, and to engage with a community of scholars with an interest in ethics.
Throughout history, new technologies have disrupted society in different ways–some positively and some negatively–from steam-powered engines and electricity, to the Internet, and now again with artificial intelligence (AI); generative AI in particular in this instance. The creation of art, journalism, education, and the very truth itself have all been tested by the use of ChatGPT and other generative AIs. Markkula Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas in this Ethics Spotlight.
The gun debate has again reached a fever pitch in the shadow of several horrific mass shootings. Ethics Center staff and faculty interrogate the moral and ethical issues associated with gun use and regulation.
While vaccines provide protection for individuals and communities against severe disease and death, this fight is far from over as we see infection rates climb, especially among children who cannot be vaccinated. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the critical questions in this Ethics Spotlight.
Articles on ethics covering many fields/disciplines, including diversity, internet ethics, sports ethics, and other topics.
Case studies pertaining to ethical issues in various fields.
Curricula include lesson plans and course modules for middle, high school, and college students, as well as online courses, webinars, and curricula resources.