Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 389–400 | Cite as

Effectiveness of an ethics course delivered in traditional and non-traditional formats

  • Charles R. Feldhaus
  • Patricia L. Fox


This paper details a three-credit-hour undergraduate ethics course that was delivered using traditional, distance, and compressed formats. OLS 263: Ethical Decisions in Leadership is a 200-level course offered by the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Students in engineering, technology, business, nursing, and other majors take the course. In an effort to determine student perceptions of course and instructor effectiveness, end-of-course student survey data were compared using data from traditional, distance, and compressed sections of the course. In addition, learning outcomes from the final course project were evaluated using a standardized assessment rubric and scores on the course project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Feldhaus
    • 1
  • Patricia L. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Purdue School of Engineering and TechnologyIndiana University Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

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