What is the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative?
The Daniels Fund Board of Directors established the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program in 2009 as a five-year pilot. The effort was officially launched in early 2010 with eight business schools at universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming as initial partners. Due to its success during the pilot phase, the Collegiate Program renewed in 2014 for an additional five years (2015–2019), and the number of partners now includes ten business schools and one law school.
The Collegiate Program drives the strengthening of principle-based ethics education throughout each participating school. The ultimate goal is to instill a high standard of ethics in our young people.
Participating schools in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program become members of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. Working together, Ethics Consortium members leverage individual school achievements to further strengthen and expand ethics education in the region.
For more information on the Collegiate Program, click here.
Please visit the Daniels Fund website for more information on the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and Bill Daniels.
What is the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business?
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is a resource for principle-based ethics education, serving students, educators, and the business community.
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is one of eight original participating schools in the initiative and is an active member of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah seeks to strengthen the teaching of principle-based ethics, promotes the practical application of ethics-based principles in the curriculum, provides student opportunities to practice ethical leadership and ethical decision-making, and engages the business community. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business has five focus areas organizing resources to identify and address ethical considerations in specific industries or context:
Behavioral Ethics: Why do good people do bad things? How do people make ethical decisions? Behavioral ethics seeks to understand the rationalizations and biases leading to misconduct.
Ethics and Technology: What are the potential risks for ethical misconduct in the future? Explore the ethical risks in communication and technology innovation.
Ethics and Fraud: Explore the dangers posed by fraud, identify fraudulent scenarios and make principle-based ethical decisions to prevent fraudulent actions.
Ethics in the Organization: Organizations that exhibit ethical behavior place ethics in high regard in their corporate culture. Learn more about the benefits of strong organizational ethics.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 10,045 students and educators explored ethics through a variety of programs and courses offered by different schools encourage and supported by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.