Ethics training and decision-making: Do computer science programs need help?

Carol L. Spradling, Leen Kiat Soh, Charles J. Ansorge

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Abstract

A national web-based survey using SurveyMonkey.com was administered to 700 undergraduate computer science programs in the United States as part of a stratified random sample of 797 undergraduate computer science programs. The 251 program responses (36% response rate) regarding social and professional issues (computer ethics) are presented. This article describes the demographics of the respondents, presents results concerning whether programs teach social and professional issues, who teaches, the role of training in these programs, the decision making process as it relates to computer ethics and why some programs are not teaching computer ethics. Additionally, we provide suggestions for computer science programs regarding ethics training and decision-making and we share reasons why schools are not teaching computer ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'08 - Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages153-157
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2008
Event39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2008 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2008Mar 15 2008

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'08 - Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period3/12/083/15/08

Keywords

  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Ethics training
  • Survey results

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Spradling, C. L., Soh, L. K., & Ansorge, C. J. (2008). Ethics training and decision-making: Do computer science programs need help? In SIGCSE'08 - Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 153-157). (SIGCSE'08 - Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1352135.1352188