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2013 Southeastern INFORMS Conference Proceedings


The purpose of this research study is to design a survey instrument to determine the effectiveness of the information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) programs in teaching ethics and ethical behavior as it relates to the IT profession. As researchers and as teachers, we want to know if students learn what constitutes ethical behavior in the information technology and information system programs and understand the obligations of an information technology professional with regards to ethical behavior in the workplace. A survey was

designed as a tool to assess the effectiveness of teaching ethics in IT and IS curricula. The survey addresses ethical issues such as plagiarism, intellectual property rights, computer related issues, privacy concerns, and law and public policy issues. The survey was administered to classes in an IT degree program in Spring 2013. The development and results of the survey are presented.


Ownership of a Proceedings submission remains with the author or authors. Proceedings obtained from the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences site