Volunteer for the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl – November 17

Illinois Tech’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites members of the Illinois Tech community to serve as judges or moderators at the Upper Midwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition on Saturday, November 17 at Illinois Tech’s Mies (Main) Campus. Teams from all over the Midwest will be competing, and the day promises to be full of lively discussion and debate.

CSEP is in need of undergraduate and graduate students who might be interested in helping out either as moderators, who keep everyone on track during the competition, and judges, who ask questions and score students on their discussion of ethical case studies.

During an ethics bowl, teams are presented with ethical dilemmas which they have had the opportunity to study and analyze and are asked questions about the cases. They are then judged on the quality of their analysis of each situation. The event is competitive but not adversarial—teams can agree but for different reasons. The format allows for teams to respond to each other, and to respond to questions from the judges. The goal is to raise students’ ethical awareness and sensitivity, encourage collaborative thinking, and promote civil discourse.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a judges’ orientation and run until around 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering or have further questions, contact Kelly Laas, CSEP librarian, at laas@iit.edu. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested in participating in this event.