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Ethics for Students

  • Ethics Students Serve at Coachman Park 

    Ethics students making a difference

    We believe strongly in applying what we learn and part of this is volunteering and engaging outside of the classroom. We encourage everyone to get involved in community organizations that make a difference. To that end, several instructors give alternative assignments or extra credit involving Service Learning. Service learning is not only volunteering, but also reflecting academically on the experience. What insights did the experience provide?

    Service Learning step-by-step

    1. Find an organization you would like to volunteer with from the Preferred Organizations document. Other organizations may be considered. The instructor has the final decision. See the FAQ page for the requirements of organizations.
    2. Sign the Release of Liability and Expectations Contracts. These MUST be completed before you begin your volunteer hours. The date for submitting these will be early in the semester.
    3. Volunteer for the required hours. Typically, a professor will require 3 to 12 hours, giving more credit for more hours. The remaining documents will have to be turned in by the deadline assigned by the instructor, usually late in the semester, but before finals week. Check your syllabus.
    4. Use the Volunteer Verification form to keep a log of the dates and times you volunteered along with the proper signatures and turn it in to your ethics instructor.
    5. Write a one-page essay reflecting upon your volunteer service. The Reflection Assignment document will help as a guide. You should include what you learned about yourself, others and the organization you worked with. You should also include how your perceptions have changed through this experience.
    6. Finally complete the Service Learning Survey. After you complete the survey, you will receive a confirmation page print this or copy and paste into a drop box following your Instructor's guidelines. 

    Learn more by reading our Service Learning FAQs.To have your organization listed or to learn more about the Applied Ethics Institute call 727-341-4335. 

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  • TextbooksSometimes you can tell a book by its cover. The cover of Ethics Applied 8.0 displays a variety of navigational devices—past and present. These devices represent the authors’ intent to help readers develop a heightened awareness of the risks and rewards of ethical decisions made in everyday life – often referred to as one’s moral compass. A compass, map, or GPS can not only help you decide which way to turn, or which option is best for your purpose, they are particularly useful when you are lost or can’t get your bearings. Navigational help makes getting back on track in the direction you want to go much easier.

    Ethics Applied 8.0 encourages readers to consider situations carefully and apply ethical principles to the challenges of daily life. Designed for the undergraduate first course in ethics, this new edition offers students a strong foundation in classic and contemporary approaches to moral reasoning while also providing a wide variety of applications for further study. Developed by faculty at St. Petersburg College in Florida, the text has been thoroughly updated and revised to offer students the most current applications of ethics along with dedicated chapters covering the underpinnings of most ethical theories.

    Ethics Applied 8.0 asks students to stop and think, reflectively, to use the powers of critical thinking and moral reasoning to apply ethical principles they've read about and considered thoughtfully. The chief outcome is that students will have a grasp of theories and - more importantly - be able to develop and apply their own approaches to moral decision-making.

    Ethics Applied 8.0 is available for purchase at any St. Petersburg College bookstore, and online at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble’s website (bn.com).
     

    • ISBN: 9781323418857
    • ISBN: 9781323781036 - Ebook

     

    Textbooks are also available at every St. Petersburg College library but must be read at the library.

     

  • Ethics Club

    Ethics-in-Action is dedicated to creating greater awareness about ethical issues on campus and beyond, and promoting action to help improve life for everyone. Meetings held on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. For more information, contact Professor Lee Miller at 727-341-4780 or miller.lee@spcollege.edu.

    Clearwater Ethics Club is directed by Professor Melissa Coakley. For more information call her at 727-791-2406 or coakley.melissa@spcollege.edu.

    Compassion equal ethics

    "You cannot do a kindness too soon because
    you never know how soon it will be too late."

    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    SPC Dead Philosophers Society is directed by Professor David Monroe. For more information please contact the Ethics office at 727-341-4335 or Monroe.david@spcollege.edu.

  • The Applied Ethics Institute has several scholarships available to students enrolled in its Ethics classes.

    Keith Goree Memorial Scholarship through the SPC Foundation

    Keith Goree Memorial Scholarship (F) – Established by the family of Keith Goree to celebrate his life and remarkable accomplishments. Scholarships will be available for students taking applied ethics courses who have a 2.5 or higher GPA and a demonstrated financial need. For application instructions and deadlines visit the Foundation Scholarship website.

    Fall Applied Ethics Scholarship

    One $200 scholarship will be awarded at each of the five major campuses (CL, SPG, TS, SEM, DT/MT). Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

    1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an SPC Applied Ethics Institute course

    • This includes electives
    • Professional responsibility courses or ethics courses from other departments do not qualify

    2. Applicants must be currently passing and participating in their ethics course to qualify.

    • Students who are in danger of administrative withdrawal or are not meeting their instructor’s academic standards should not be considered.

    3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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    The submission process and deadlines will be made available to students enrolled in the appropriate classes.
     

    Spring Applied Ethics Scholarships

    One $200 scholarship will be awarded at each of the five major campuses (CL, SPG, TS, SEM, DT/MT).
    Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

    1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an SPC Applied Ethics Institute course

    • This includes electives
    • Professional responsibility courses or ethics courses from other departments do not qualify

    2. Applicants must be currently passing and participating in their ethics course to qualify.

    • Students who are in danger of administrative withdrawal or are not meeting their instructor’s academic standards should not be considered.

    3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Apply Now
    The submission process and deadlines will be made available to students enrolled in the appropriate classes.
     

    Certified Fraud Examiners Ethics Scholarship

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded at each of the four major campuses (CL, SPG, TS, SEM).

    Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

    1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an SPC Applied Ethics Institute course

    • This includes electives
    • Professional responsibility courses or ethics courses from other departments do not qualify

    2. Applicants must be currently passing and participating in their ethics course to qualify.

    • Students who are in danger of administrative withdrawal or are not meeting their instructor’s academic standards should not be considered.

    3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Apply Now
    The submission process and deadlines will be made available to students enrolled in the appropriate classes.