Institute of Professional Ethics

The UNC Institute of Professional Ethics was founded in 1992 to foster research, teaching, and training in applied ethics. Consistent with UNC’s statutory status as the primary institution for undergraduate and graduate teacher education in the state of Colorado, we focus on ethics across the teaching professions, including K-12, undergraduate liberal arts, and professional education. We also emphasize ethics in business and the health care professions.

Our programs are designed to serve both the UNC campus and the wider community. Currently, we:

  • Host an online, ethical deliberation tool which provides concise information on a wide variety of ethical perspectives and a detailed deliberation process designed to enhance ethical decision-making.
  • Facilitate ethics across the curriculum initiatives both on and off campus
  • Provide training and consulting services to working professionals in the fields of education, business and healthcare.