National Ethics Project

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Society demands ethics education.

The world has changed in significant ways since the last comprehensive study of ethics education 40 years ago. It’s imperative that we keep pace with rapid technological, political, economic, and demographic shifts of the world today. Ethics provides the framework and tools to understand and enact responsible human stewardship for our world.

Ethics is increasingly recognized by educators and employers as the pathway to individual and collective integrity, responsibility, and success in society and the workplace. The National Ethics Project (NEP) strives to offer educators in all environments — K-12, higher education, corporations, government, and anywhere that mindful people gather — effective and innovative ways for communicating and achieving ethical thought and action.

The NEP is a mixed-methods research project that seeks to understand comprehensively where and how ethics instruction occurs in the US by focusing on the key perspectives of students, instructors, and institutions. It brings together educators, practitioners, and researchers to illuminate areas of need and to develop high-impact interventions. NEP will give individuals and institutions the tools to assess how ethics is (or is not) being taught at their institution, and it will empower them to grow their ethics education initiatives.

Institutional Partners:

Current partner institutions include Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, DePauw University’s Prindle Institute for Ethics, Stanford University’s McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, University of South Florida’s Department of Journalism & Digital Communication, and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.


You can find the National Ethics Project's website here.