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UI business professor receives $10,000 grant for teaching business
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Professor Nancy R. Hauserman has
received a $10,000 grant to set up expert panel discussions and World Wide
Web page resources to teach ethical decision making in business.
Hauserman, who teaches in the UI management and organizations department,
is using the grant from the James S. Kemper Foundation to set up a web
site and online bulletin board which will enable students to tackle business
ethics questions through interactive web discussion.
Hauserman will present a case study about recognizing and reporting
wrongdoing in business to 550 undergraduate business and non-business majors
enrolled in Introduction to Law. A panel made up of prominent business
and academic leaders will be brought in to discuss the study. The students
will continually interact with the panelists and other students on the
course web site throughout the semester as well.
Those outside the class can view the web site and the discussion, Hauserman
said. The panel discussion will be videotaped and the web discussion will
be saved so MBA students can also use it at a later time
The study will focus on the issues of public and private harm and the
ramifications surrounding ethical decisions business professionals make.
Hauserman said the study will help students to recognize the impact of
those decisions on the business organization and on society in general.
Hauserman will set up the case study and web page this spring and introduce
it for her Fall 1999 Introduction to Law class.