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    Exercise 2: getting proactive about your absence

  • Develop a plan for "getting back into the loop." What are you going to do to cover the material and activities you have missed?
  • Get Preventive. Describe what you are going to do now to avoid absences in the future.
  • Shoot for the ideal. What can you do--above and beyond class attendance--to realize exemplary participation in your ethics class.


    Exercise #3: getting and staying honest

  • Below is a template that you need to duplicate, fill out, and place in the class attendance file that will be on the desk in front of class.
  • Duplicate and sign the honesty pledge at the end of this module.
  • Students often wish to provide evidence documenting their claims regarding their absences. You may do this, but remember that this is neither required nor in the spirit of prospective responsibility.
  • Furthermore, be aware that you are not to provide confidential information such as personal health information or student id numbers or socialsecurity numbers. Health issues are to be referred to generically by saying something like, “I was unable to come to class Tuesdaybecause of health reasons.”

1. Class Missed (Day of week and date):

2. Material covered during class:

3. Reason for missing class (please do not provide confidential information):

4. Action Plan for Absence: How you intend to take responsibility for the material covered while you were absent;How you intend to make reparations to your group for not participating in group learning activities for the class youmissed;

5. How do you plan to avoid absences in the future:

    Honesty pledge

  • To realize the value of honesty, you will make the following affirmation:
  • The information I have provided above is truthful, the excuses I have ennumerated rigorously examinedfrom a moral point of view, and the responsive commitments I have made above are serious, and I will take active and realistic efforts to carry themout.



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  3. Davis, M. (1998) Thinking Like an Engineer: Studies in the Ethics of a Profession . Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press: 119-156.
  4. Fingarette, H. (1971) Criminal Insanity . University of California Press, Berkeley, CA: 171.
  5. French, P.A. (1984) Collective and Corporate Responsibility . Columbia University Press: New York, NY.
  6. Jackall, R. (1988) Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers . Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  7. Ladd, J. (1991) Bhopal: An essay on moral responsibility and civic virtue. Journal of Social Philosophy , 32(1).
  8. May, L. (1987) The Morality of Groups: Collective Responsibility, Group-Based Harm, and Corporate Rights . University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, IN.
  9. May, L. (1994) The Socially Responsive Self: Social Theory and Professional Ethics . University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.
  10. Pritchard, M. (1996) Reasonable Children: Moral Education and Moral Learning . University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS.
  11. Pritchard, M. (1998) "Professional responsibility: focusing on the exemplary", Science and Engineering Ethics , Vol 4, pp 215-234.
  12. Pritchard, M. (2006) Professional Integrity: Thinking Ethically . University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS.
  13. Stone, C. D. (1975) Where the Law Ends: The Social Control of Corporate Behavior . Prospector Heights, IL: Waveland Press, INC.

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write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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