Business Ethics

Topic: Business Ethics
Order Description
the book we use in class is called Engineering Ethics Concepts and Cases by Charles E Harris 5e

below is a copy and pasted version of the instructions i will also try to attach a downloaded version of the instructions
First Essay Assignment
Professor
Xavier
, a licensed professional engineer, is a
tenured professor
of
engineering
at
a large university.
Jean Grey
, one of Professor
Xavier

s students, tells
him that
during a recent
exam
in a
senior
class taught by
Professor
Osterman
,
Jean
observed
Scott Summers
using his
phone to photograph a test question with the
apparent purpose of
sending the photograph to
someone in a text message
.
Jean
tells
Professor Xavier
that aft
er she immediately reported
the incident to
Professor
Osterman
,
Professor Osterman
spoke to
Scott
, but there did not appear to
be any
further
consequences resulting from
Scott
’s actions.
W
r
ite
a
1250

1500 word
essay answering the following questions in relation to the
above
situation:
1.
Explain the actions of each character usi
ng one of the ethical theories discussed in
the textbook.
How would you have behaved if you were in the same position as
Jean
Grey
in this case?
2.
According to the NSPE code of ethics, what is Professor Xavier
’s ethic
al obligation in
this scenario?
3.
Do Professor Xavier and Professor Osterman have the same
ethical
obliga
tion in this
scenario? Use the line drawing method to explain your answer to this question.
Your essay will be eval
uated using the rubric found
below
.
In order to receive credit for
this assignment, your essay must have no scores in the unsatisfactory column and be
scored exemplary in at least t
wo
categories.
If your submission has more than two
unsatisfactory scores, you will not receive credit
for
the
assignment
.
If your essay
has
at most two unsatisfactory scores,
you wil
l be given one week to revise and resubmit. If
the second
submission
fails to reach the
scores
necessary for credit
, you won

t receive
credit for the essay.
Unsatisfactory
Competent
Exemplary
Fails to address the
question or
demonstrates an
inadequate or
partial grasp of the question
Demonstrates an adequate
understanding of the
question
Demonstrates an accurate
and
complete
understanding of the
question
Answer lacks clarity, may
be
confused, omit
significant facts or is
otherwise incomplete
Answer display
s basic
knowledge of
the issue
Answer displays clarity of
thought,
depth of reflection,
and insight
Does not incorporate
pertinent
information from
lectures or
assigned
Incorporates some
information from
lectures
and assigned readings but
Incorporates pertinent
details from
lectures and
assigned readings,
readings
not in an
overly thorough
manner
providing evidence for key
claims
when needed
Substantially digresses
from the
central issue
Usually maintains focus but
may
occasionally digress
from the central
issue
Maintain
s focus, avoids
being
sidetracked
Significant problems with
clarity,
concision, and
organization, making
the information presented
difficult to
comprehend
Presents information fairly
clearly
and concisely, may
have minor
organization
problems
Presents answer clearly
and
concisely, in an
organized manner
May merely restate the
question and
offer an
irrelevant or undeveloped
response
Does more than merely
restate the
question and
offer a brief response
Does much more than
merely restate
the questi
on
and offer a brief
response
May contain enough
distracting
grammar,
spelling, etc. errors to
make it substantially
incomprehensible
Uses acceptable style and
grammar
(contains one or a
few errors)
Uses elements of style and
grammar
well

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