Team Ethics Guideline
Our Code of Ethics
1.What are your expectations for team behavior?
- Be up-front and pro-active about problems
- Accountable for personal and group responsibilities
2.How will you ensure balanced distribution of work?
- Define all goals
3.How will you determine roles and responsibilities?
- Volunteer for positions
- Based on skill sets
- Well defined and obtainable goals
4.How will you honor the strengths of the individuals?
5.How will you interact with your Guide?'
- Keep updated on our meetings
- Notify about any changes or modifications to our project
6.How will you communicate with each other?
- Honest Feedback
7.How will you make decisions?
- Majority of decisions will be made based on consensus of group
- If necessary seek outside advice (Guide/Faculty)
8.What are the expectations for integrity or responsibility with assigned tasks?
- Everyone is accountable for their actions
- Strict no plagiarism policy, reference RIT's Code of Ethics
9.How will you manage conflict or when these expectations are NOT met?
- Try to settle conflicts before they become an issue
- For minor issues seek group advice
- For major issues seek help/advice from Guide
Value Profiles for Professional Ethics
Definition:A value "refers to a claim about what is worthwhile, what is good. A value is a single word or phrase that identifies something as being desirable for human beings." Brincat and Wike, Morality and the Professional Life: Values at Work
Defusing disagreement and resolving conflicts through integration. Characteristics include seeking relevant information, listening and responding thoughtfully to others, being open to new ideas, giving reasons for views held, and acknowledging mistakes and misunderstandings. (From Michael Pritchard, Reasonable Children)
The ability to develop moral responses appropriate to the moral issues and problems that arise in one's day-to-day experience. Characteristics include avoiding blame shifting, designing overlapping role reponsibilities to fill responsibility "gaps", expanding the scope and depth of general and situation-specific knowledge, and working to expand control and power.
Recognizing and working not to circumvent the capacity of autonomy in each individual. Characteristics include honoring rights such as privacy, property, free speech, due process, and participatory rights such as informed consent. Disrespect circumvents autonomy by deception, force, or manipulation.
Giving each his or her due. Justice breaks down into kinds such as distributive (dividing benefits and burdens fairly), retributive (fair and impartial administration of punishments), administrative (fair and impartial administration of rules), and compensatory (how to fairly recompense those who have been wrongfully harmed by others).
The expectation of moral behavior from others.
Truthfulness as a balance between too much honesty (bluntness which harms) and dishonesty (deceptiveness, misleading acts, and mendaciousness).
A meta-value that refers to the relation between particular values. These values are integrated with one another to form a coherent, cohesive and smoothly functioning whole. This resembles Solomon's account of the virtue of integrity.