National Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM Competitions
The Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM is a tiered competition. During November and December of 2013, ten regional ethics bowls took place at various locations throughout the United States. The top scoring thirty-two teams in the regional ethics bowls qualified to compete in National Competition at the 2014 APPE Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Nineteenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowlsm Competition to be held at APPE Annual Meeting in Costa Mesa, California on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Thirty-two teams will be selected from regional ethics bowls. To enter a team for next year or for more information, please contact: Richard Greene, IEB Board Chair, Weber State University, PH (801)626-6694. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eighteenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowlsm Championship
The Eighteeth Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM Championship was held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, as a part of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 23rd Annual Meeting. Colleges and universities across the United States and throughout the world who qualified in a regional bowl entered teams of undergraduate students in the national competition.
Congratulations to The Eighteenth IEB Championship winner: University of Montana!
The Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM (IEB) competition combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. Recognized widely by educators, the IEB has received special commendation for excellence and innovation from the American Philosophical Association, and received the 2006 American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center’s 2006 prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The format, rules, and procedures of the IEB all have been developed to model widely acknowledged best methods of reasoning in practical and professional ethics.
In the IEB, each team receives a set of cases which raise issues in practical and professional ethics in advance of the competition and prepare an analysis of each case. At the competition, a moderator poses questions, based on a case taken from that set, to teams of three to five students. Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics such as the classroom (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc.) A panel of judges may probe the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.
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