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Ethics Across Campus

Mines Ethics Across Campus program is somewhat non-traditional: most universities have “Ethics Across the Curriculum,” which (obviously) focuses on classroom pedagogy and activities. Mines envisions the role of ethics somewhat differently; we strive to foster an atmosphere of integrity in all facets of campus life.

To that end, EAC sponsors and/or members are involved in

  • evaluating and promoting Responsible Conduct of Research training
  • revising the Mines Academic Misconduct procedure
  • coaching the Mines Ethics Bowl Team (supporting team travel, also)
  • the Institutional Membership in the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
  • the award for “Best Graduate Student Paper” at the APPE annual conference
  • adding resources to the Daniels Fund Professional Ethics Library
  • research on ethics pedagogies
  • initiating the “Ask A Philosopher” tent

EAC is dedicated to cultivating a culture of both rigorous academic training and innovative activities and pedagogies. If you have suggestions for ways to improve the campus culture, feel free to contact us at  swoodson@mines.edu or qzhu@mines.edu.


The Ethics Across Campus (EAC) program at Colorado School of Mines serves as an umbrella for multiple ethics-related teaching, research, and outreach activities. As such, it seeks

  1. to promote, extend, and deepen the understanding of ethical issues in relation to applied science and engineering education and research;
  2. to coordinate ethics teaching, learning, and practice; and
  3. to serve as a consultative body and resource for any group or organization whose policies and/or procedures affect the ethical aspects of life at Mines.


The EAC Program thanks the Boettcher Foundation and the Daniels Fund for their support.

Congrats Mines Ethics Bowl Team

March 3 & 4, the Mines Ethics Bowl team competed in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, taking 17th place. This is the fourth year in a row that the Mines team has earned a bid to Nationals, which is sponsored by the Association of Professional and Applied Ethics.

Ethics Across Campus Committee


Sandy Woodson [website] – Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, Division of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


Jennifer Miskimins – Member (Petroleum Engineering, Associate Professor)

Derek Morgan – Member (Dean of Students)

Qin Zhu [website] – Member (Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Assistant Professor)

Carrie McClelland – Member (Engineering, Design & Society)