SCEC Ethics Newsletter - September 2021

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Welcome to a new academic year and opportunities to engage with ethics in southern Colorado!

The 2021-2022 school year will be the sixth academic year for the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium. After a year of virtual events, we are pleased to return to the UCCS campus this fall and offer ethics engagement opportunities in person and virtually to be champions of ethics! The DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business continues to be an integral part of the College of Business and campus community. During the coming year, we expect that new opportunities for ethics education will arise and look forward to being a catalyst for principle-based ethics at UCCS and in southern Colorado.

Already before the semester began, we welcomed nine new ethics fellows and seven student ethics ambassadors at UCCS. We welcomed the USAFA to the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) that now includes eleven schools. Sixteen faculty and staff serve as ethics champions in the SCEC schools.

On August 12, the incoming champions from UCCS and SCEC participated in an Ethics Champion Orientation that ended with a reception and dinner with Chancellor Reddy, Deans from all UCCS colleges, and invited guests from the southern Colorado schools. See the photos from the event here: 2021 Ethics Champion Orientation Flickr Album

For business professionals, UCCS Executive Education recently partnered with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business to blend business acumen and ethical leadership into one transformative program: the Mini-MBA.

For educators, ethics roundtables offer innovative approaches to ethics education. See the upcoming roundtables scheduled at the DFEI UCCS Event Page.

For student, educators, and community, the College of Education is offering a Careers in Student Affairs Institute featuring ethical decision-making in higher education.

Ethics case competitions offer students to practice ethical decision-making. Gather a team of 2-3 students to compete in the DFEI UCCS SCEC Ethics Case Competition on October 23! Each team needs a faculty advisor to guide them through the competition. We need your school to take part in the competition.

UCCS is hosting the Rocky Mountain Region Ethics Bowl on November 13. More information is at their website:

What is your school planning this year? Share your events and activities in monthly SCEC Engage in Ethics newsletters. Send information to by the 20th of each month.

Let’s make this the year to engage in ethics!


Tracy Gonzalez-Padron Scott VanNess

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