About the Initiative
What field of study is appropriate for discussing ethical issues? Philosophy? Biology? Literature? Economics? Art? Union College, following the lead of a distinguished alumnus, Michael S. Rapaport ('59), believes Ethics is essential for every major, all across the curriculum. To prepare students to face the world of tough decisions and to empower them to exercise moral leadership, their college experience has to provide extensive training in everyday Ethics.
- View Bob Baker's presentation in Manchester, England, on January 2011 as part of EU's Global European Bioethics Initiative
- Union College's ExC program featured in the Chronicle for Higher Education
- Martha Nussbaum's 2011 Founder's Day talk supports the ExC Program
- Bob Baker, ExC Director, and Sean Philpott, Assistant Professor for Bioethics at Union Graduate College, publish editorial on Avandia scandal
- ExC grant recipients - Stacie Raucci, Tarik Wareh and Hans Mueller - deliver ethics and classics presentation at the Classical Association of the Atlantic States - October 7-9, 2010
- Ethics Across the Curriculum initiative (featured on Union's homepage) is focus of Volume 9, Number 2 - Spring 2009 issue of Teaching Ethics with key articles by several faculty contributors
Michael S. Rapaport
Some faculty members are already involved in discussing Ethics in their classrooms. The Rapaport grants will help them buy teaching materials, travel to Ethics-related conferences, organize campus activities, or bring outside speakers to Union. For professors who would like to incorporate new Ethics segments into their courses, the Initiative Team is here to provide funding, research, and support. We can help with selecting case studies and conducting discussions of everyday ethical issues related to a particular subject.
The Michael S. Rapaport Ethics across the Curriculum grants provide an honorarium, plus funds for materials, research, travel, and guest speakers. Please click here to read a Request for Proposals and a grant application.