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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Ethics Week 2013

Last updated on 3/6/13

Ethics Week 2013
March 18 - 23

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.


During Ethics Week, members of the Baruch faculty are encouraged to initiate discussions in their classrooms of ethical issues related to their subjects/disciplines. The schedule that follows lists special events featuring members of the Baruch community and invited guests.


Schedule of Events

Monday, March 18, 3:30-5:00, NVC 8-190

Workshop:  Ethical Writing and Research

At the close of the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits to readers of a writer’s ethical citation practice.
  • Accurately and fairly summarize a short, provided text
  • Describe the rhetorical benefits of comprehensive, ethical citation practice, such as establishing authority, earning readerly trust, supporting claims, and enabling writers to participate in scholarly conversations. 

Students should sign up via the Writing Center's online scheduler:

Monday, March 18, 6:00-7:30, NVC 8-210

Presentation:  Ethical Decision Making

Our presenter, Dr. Steven Field, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, is a member of the Board of Advisors of Baruch’s Master’s Program in Corporate Communication.

This event is sponsored by the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication of Baruch College.

Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 (Registration and lunch);
12:45-2:15 (Presentation), NVC 14-220

Panel Discussion:
The Impact of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation on a Company's Reputation
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1977, criminalizes the bribery of foreign government officials for business purposes. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with their counterparts in OECD countries, have been aggressive in prosecuting bribery cases over the past few years. Recent investigations have included Walmart and News Corp. Government regulators, corporations, legal counsel, and academics continue to address issues related to FCPA investigations.


Naomi Gardberg, Associate Professor of Management, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

Noushi Rahman, Professor of Management, Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Vijay Sampath, Adjunct professor of Accounting, Harvard Extension School and Pace University; Fall 2013: Assistant Professor of Accounting, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Additional information is available online at:

This event is sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

Tuesday, March 19, 12:45-2:00, NVC 5-298

Teaching Ethics: How to Start Ethics Discussions and How Not to Snuff Them Out by Accident 

Prof. Douglas Lackey (Philosophy) will host an informal discussion with faculty colleagues on the subject of leading classroom discussions of ethics. Interested colleagues should contact Prof. Lackey: 646 312-4370 or

- Refreshments will be provided

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-7:15, NVC 4-120

Panel Discussion: 
The Pressure to Publish and Its Impact on the Academic Integrity Climate at Baruch
This panel will grapple with questions about the pressures that are put on faculty to publish in highly specific venues—“high impact journals”— if they wish to achieve tenure. A recent article in Science refers to a “toxic mix of pressures” in these kinds of situations. We know that some of our undergraduate programs also have real pressure points for weeding out large numbers of students, and that these are where students are most likely to cheat. Are there connections or parallels between the ways in which departmental programs organize faculty performance expectations and the kinds of hurdles they create for students? These issues and questions will animate the discussion.

Moderator: Prof. Glenn Petersen

Panelists:  Professors Douglas Lackey (WSAS); Terrence Martell (ZSB); Associate Dean of ZSB, Don Schepers; and Alan J. Evelyn, Sponsored Programs and Research

Sponsored by the Faculty Senate’s Educational Policy Committee


Thursday, March 21, 1:15pm, 151 E. 25th Street (Newman Library Building), Room 750

The Eighth Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series
Speaker: Jay S. Fishman, CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director, Travelers Companies, Inc.

Mr. Fishman joined Travelers as chief financial officer in 1993, when the company was acquired by Primerica Corp., which later became Citigroup. He was named president and chief executive officer of Travelers in 1998 and chairman in 2000. In 2001 he became chairman, president, and CEO of The St. Paul Companies; in 2004, when The St. Paul Companies and Travelers merged, he became CEO of the combined company. In 2005, he also was named chairman.

Mr. Fishman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a trustee of the University, a member of the board of overseers of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Financial Institutions Center at The Wharton School. He also is chairman of the Travelers/Wharton Partnership for Risk Management and Leadership.

Mr. Fishman serves on the boards of the Carlyle Group and ExxonMobil Corporation and is an active member of The Business Council. He is chairman of the board of the New York City Ballet, a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a vice chairman of the Corporate Fund Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

For complimentary registration and additional information, please visit:

This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.


Saturday, March 23, 10:35-noon, NVC 10-150

Avoiding the little inadvertent lies (and big ones too!) in academic and professional writing

Dr. Miguel Roig, Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University, will present on ethics in academic and professional writing to Adrienne Wheeler’s CIS 2200 class and to invited guests.



Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.

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Some background information about
Ethics Week at Baruch College

Ethics Week was the idea of Prof. Roslyn Bernstein (English), who suggested at the concluding session of the Spring 2003 Seminar, "Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum," that the college set aside one week during which members of the faculty would be encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite outside speakers for public presentations.

Ethics Week 2011 is organized by Associate Provost Dennis Slavin (646-660-6504).

See webpages from Ethics Week 2004, Ethics Week 2005, Ethics Week 2006, Ethics Week 2007, Ethics Week 2008, Ethics Week 2009, Ethics Week 2010 Ethics Week 2011 and Ethics Week 2012

See videos of some of the events of Ethics Week 2006.