On Thu 31 Jan 2019 21:28:53 GMT, Doug Schuler wrote: > I had been talking to Dick Sclove about this recently and he said that > adding ethics or social responsibility as a class that graduates had to > take was essentially a bad idea. Louis Bucciarelli apparently was using > this in the engineering department at MIT. > > I wonder if this approach is being taken in any other CS departments. Not as a class. But it's definitely part of the courses in a programme. For instance, I start my Computer Security course with a seminar on such a topic. Instruction here:
https://github.com/OpenSecEd/ethics/releases/download/v1.1/security-society-seminar.pdf This is actually motivated by the Swedish Qualifications Ordinance , which regulates requirements for academic degrees in Sweden. Already at Bachelor level we have: For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall - demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues - demonstrate insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used [...] For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall - demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects - demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and occupational health and safety aspects, And then it increases the requirements for Masters and PhDs. : https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/Annex-2/ > On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:55 PM Paul (via cpsr-activists list) > <cpsr-activists+tallpaul=gmail....@lists.cpsr.org> wrote: > > > speaking of curriculum: > > Harvard works to embed ethics in computer science curriculum – Harvard > > Gazette > > > > https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/01/harvard-works-to-embed-ethics-in-computer-science-curriculum/ > > > > On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:01 PM Yosem Companys (via cpsr-activists list) > > <cpsr-activists+ycompanys=gmail....@lists.cpsr.org> wrote: > > > >> Wow, I'd love to see that, even if for historical reasons... > >> > >> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 6:33 PM Jeff Johnson (via cpsr-activists list) > >> <cpsr-activists+jjohnson=uiwizards....@lists.cpsr.org> wrote: > >> > >>> CPSR Folks, > >>> > >>> I seem to recall that educators in CPSR developed a “Socially > >>> Responsible Computing” curriculum for college courses. Am I remembering > >>> correctly? If so, please refresh my memory, or point me to anything > >>> online > >>> about it. Of course, it probably is decades old. > >>> > >>> Thanks, > >>> Jeff Johnson > >>> ____________________________________________________________ -- Liberationtech is public & archives are searchable from any major commercial search engine. Violations of list guidelines will get you moderated: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech. Unsubscribe, change to digest mode, or change password by emailing liberationtech-ow...@lists.stanford.edu.