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Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership Announces Awards

Published: May 15, 2013

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB is providing students from majors as diverse as sociology, journalism, management, and communicative disorders with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce. Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the center offers $2,000 stipends to faculty members who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses.

The 2012-13 interdisciplinary faculty awardees are sociology’s Gary Hytrek for Workers’ Rights as Human Rights: Ethics and Fairness in the Workplace; journalism’s Christopher Karadjov for Breaking the Silence: Reporting on Disability; communicative disorders’ Jennifer Ostergren for Ethics and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Consensus Building in Real-World Applications; and management/human resource management’s Dana McDaniel Sumpter for The Ethical Management of Human Resources: Integrating Ethics into HRM 600. Recipients received their awards at a campus luncheon attended by faculty; staff; Provost Don Para; College of College of Business Administration Dean Michael Solt; College of Liberal Arts Dean David Wallace; and Kathleen Lacey, who chaired the selection committee.

More than 40 Ethics Across the Curriculum stipends have been granted by the Ukleja Center since 2005. All CSULB colleges and disciplines are invited to participate and lecturers, as well as tenured faculty, are encouraged to apply. In the future, funding will also be available for ethics research grants. The application deadline for 2013-14 proposals is Nov. 8.

EAC luncheon
At the annual Ethics Across the Curriculum celebration luncheon in April were (l-r) Michael Solt, Gary Hytrek, Kathleen Lacey, Chris Karadjov, Dana McDaniel Sumpter and Don Para.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership offers training to enhance the integration of ethics in everything we do. It focuses on a three-pronged approach to applied ethics—university research, education, and community outreach—to equip people with the transformational power of ethical leadership.

–Jane Roeder