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Ethics Awareness Week Activities - Columbus State University

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Legal Affairs, Ethics and Compliance Division

Ethics Awareness Week Activities

Ethics Awareness Week 2023
We are all Winners with an Ethical Culture!
November 6–10

The University System of Georgia (USG) and Columbus State University are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. This commitment is highlighted through Ethics Awareness Week.

In support of this effort, CSU will be hosting activities to build upon our ethical culture by promoting activities related to our system-wide shared core values of integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect.

Each day, the LAEC team will raffle a daily prize — your attendance at each in-person or virtual event is your entry. Each entry also qualifies employees and students for the grand prize drawing which will take place on November 10th!

Monday, November 6

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Ethics Week Kickoff Table
  • (Brochures, Snacks, Giveaways)
  • Location: Davidson Student Center
  • 6:00 p.m. | Ethics in Cinema
  • Showing of “The Social Dilemma” with discussion to follow
  • Moderator: Ric Barrow
  • Location: Davidson Auditorium

Tuesday, November 7

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Protecting Data: A Conversation with CSU’s CISO.
  • Presenter: Nicol Lewis
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Why it Matters" Session
  • Topic: Ethics and Why It Matters: An in-depth look into how ethics impact our roles as university officials
  • Presenter: Craig Burgess
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Ethics & the Law: A Conversation with Superior Judge Ben Richardson
  • Presenter: Superior Judge Richardson
  • Location: Illges 216

Wednesday, November 8

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. | "Why it Matters" Session
  • Topic: Why It Matters: The Programs Serving Minors Policy
  • Presenter: Ric Barrow
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Ethical Considerations for a Data Driven Landscape (USG presentation)
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Campus Clash: Cougar Feud
  • Hosts: Kane Kettering, Sho Irikawa, Austin Slocumb, Erin Walsh, & Lars Smallwood (Department of Communications)
  • Location: Davidson Auditorium

Thursday, November 9

  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | "Why it Matters" Session
  • Topic: Why it Matters: An overview of the Sexual Misconduct Process
  • Presenter: Sarah Secoy
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion
  • Topic: Ethics & Best Practices in Higher Education: Steering an Ethical Culture through Rapid Change and the Great Resignation.
  • Moderator: Dr. Ron Williams, Chief of Staff, CSU
  • Panelists: Tamara Wade, Chief Human Resources Officer, CSU
    Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Campus Vice Chancellor, Troy University
    Craig Burgess, General Counsel, CSU
  • Location: Illges 216 (Join on Microsoft Teams)

Friday, November 10

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Generative AI for Everyone
  • Moderator: Dr. Lydia Ray
  • Panelists: Dr. Beverly Wrights, Head of Data Science & AI, Burtch Works
    Dr. Deepa Muralidhar, Researcher on Ethics and AI, Georgia State University
  • Brief Description: One of the most disruptive technological advances of our lifetime involves the development, commercialization, and application of Generative AI. We hear the words and see the changes from GenAI, but how much do we understand about what truly constitutes generative AI. Join Dr. Beverly Wright and Deepa Muralidhar as they walk through this advancement in our technology, how generative AI is applied, specific challenges, and what we might expect looking to the future.
  • Location: Virtual (Join on Microsoft Teams)

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