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Envisioning Integrity at the University of Virginia
Invigorating a Community of Trust

Envisioning Integrity (EI) Phase I Initiatives

1. Practical Ethics Seminar
Sections of this one-credit liberal arts seminar were sponsored by the Vice President for Student Affairs and focused on practical ethics in everyday living. The course was taught by three graduate students with the support of experienced undergraduate discussion leaders. The course will continue to be offered in the future, but undergraduate facilitators will be selected through a competitive application process. Facilitators will also receive extensive training in leading small group discussions. Syllabus

2. Grounds for Discussion
With required attendance of all first-year students, this is a live-action play showing realistic scenes of student-life acted out by members of the student body during the first few weeks of classes. A member of Envisioning Integrity was appointed to the Grounds for Discussion script revision committee and submitted a scene focusing on ethical decision-making with regard to academic integrity. This scene was included in the Fall 2002 production of Grounds for Discussion and will continue to be incorporated in the years ahead.

3. Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) National Conference
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs coordinated and hosted this prestigious international conference in October 2002. Over 300 faculty, students, and administrators from around the country and Canada attended. This conference focused on nationwide discussion of ethical issues related to higher education.

4. Partnership with the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE)
Initiated by the Institute for Practical Ethics, several undergraduate courses were offered during the academic year 2002-2003 including: Ethics and Integrity in Contemporary Life, Public Health Ethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, and Ethics and Public Policy.

Proposed Initiatives for Phase II

Contact Info
Nicole Eramo
P.O. Box 400706
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Maintained by: Nicole Eramo
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