ETHICS MATTER: Working with Rutgers students, faculty and staff

Partnership For Student Programming

Rutgers Business School (RBS) students frequently emphasize that having exposure to current leaders is an invaluable part of their education. The Institute connects leaders with student groups and works closely with them to offer relevant, compelling programming. Through close partnerships at Rutgers, the Institute delivers programming that empowers undergraduate and graduate students to integrate their values when faced with complex ethical dilemmas. These collaborative programs equip students with decision-making and critical thinking skills to help them become strong ethical leaders.

The Institute also partners with RBS Student Services Departments to present sessions that focus on addressing ethical dilemmas, emotional intelligence, values, and applying the Institute’s decision-making model.  The Institute teaches two undergraduate sessions as part of the required Business Forum course and presents a leadership workshop, RU prepared to do the right thing? Ethics and Leadership – Why it Matters on the Job, for the Office of Career Management.


Academic Integrity Initiative

RBS senior leadership and the Institute share a strong commitment to our students, who represent the leaders of tomorrow. Together, we have implemented a series of lunch-and-learn sessions and cooperative programs with student groups to enhance the culture of academic integrity. The next stage will be selecting student intern ambassadors, who will be charged to develop communication strategies and an execution plan. We look forward to the impact of this academic initiative on current and future students.

This year, we also announced the Donald L. McCabe Academic Integrity Award, which is presented to a student, faculty or staff member who represents and promotes the values of academic integrity at RBS. Our inaugural recipient is the “founding father” of academic integrity research, Donald L. McCabe, RBS Professor of Management and Global Business.


"RU Ethical?" Staff Lunch-and-Learn Sessions

As part of our commitment to strengthening the ethical culture at RBS, the Institute hosts quarterly lunches for RBS staff to discuss ethics and related topics. Sessions have included a lively discussion of “Why good people do bad things,” led by Research Director Ann K. Buchholtz, Ph.D., and “How do your actions impact the Rutgers reputation?” by Ted Brown, then Senior Vice President and Rutgers Chief Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance Officer.