SPA Ethics


SPA Ethics

Welcome to the School of Public Affairs Ethics Case Bank sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the UCCS College of Business. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program drives the delivery of principle-based ethics education to students at 12 partnering institutions. Within the School Of Public Affairs ethics case bank are a number of cases that explore the unethical practices of government, public, and nonprofit sector organizations and administrators and apply Daniels Fund Ethics Principles, including integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability in the evaluation of these practices. 


Case # 1
The Suspension of In-Person Congressional Intelligence Briefings Regarding Election Security
Case # 2
A Problematic Donor
Case # 3
Florida Public School District Conceals COVID-19 Infection Numbers as Academic Year Begins
Case # 4
Maintenance Department Saboteur
Case # 5
San Francisco Department of Public Works
Case # 6
Children's Books and Political Agendas
Case # 7
Nonprofit University Engages in Predatory COVID-19 Advertising
Case # 8
Questionable Income Increase for Non-Profit CEO

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) delivers principle-based ethics education and reinforces the value of ethical business and personal conduct. The DFEI Collegiate Program partners with eleven business schools and one law school at universities across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, driving the strengthening of ethics education within each partnering school.

Faculty members are encouraged to explore the opportunity to serve as an Ethics Fellow for the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS. 

Want to become an ethical leader?

The Student Ethics Ambassador program is offered through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, and allows students to earn up to $1,000 working on principle-based ethics projects at UCCS, and gain program-based work experience. 

Students selected for the Student Ethics Ambassador program are paired with an ethics fellow faculty member in their field of interest to create principle-based ethics events, conferences, and curriculum.