The Mann Center has administered an assessment program for the University Fellows honors program, using the Defining Issues Test (DIT) to gauge the moral development and ethical competencies of Fellows and a control group of other students. The center, in 2010 and 2011, also conducted a survey of senior business majors to explore their perceptions of ethical content in the business curriculum.
The aim of these projects is to inform curricular and co-curricular strategies to develop moral sensitivity and judgment in undergraduate students. Assessment rubrics and instruments can be customized for any academic area.
Dr. Knapp contributes content to a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses through lectures, simulations and decision exercises. His own courses include the MBA course, “Managing Corporate Integrity,” as well as study-abroad courses in South Africa for undergraduates.
To date, the center has worked with faculty in the schools of Business, Education and Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Divinity, Pharmacy and the Arts to develop and strengthen course modules emphasizing ethics.