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Fri 22 Mar 2024 14:10 - 14:35 at Oregon Ballroom 204 - Ethics & Social Justice Chair(s): Emanuelle Burton

We report on a new ethics course for industry-bound students in a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) professional master’s program. The goal is to prepare students to think critically about the technology they design and to drive ethical change within their future organizations. Unlike research-oriented graduate programs, students in professional master’s programs primarily seek to enter industry, oftentimes making a career change from a non-computing area. Thus, ethics pedagogy also needs to help students develop core skills in the technical discipline and align with their practice-oriented goals. We structure our course around three principles: survey (introducing contemporary ethical issues in computing and their social context), stakeholders (considering the multi-faceted nature of ethical decision-making), and skills (developing the technical and communication skills needed to drive ethical change). We hope that our curriculum and reflections will help other instructors teach ethics in practice-based programs.

Fri 22 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
Ethics & Social JusticePapers at Oregon Ballroom 204
Chair(s): Emanuelle Burton College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
13:45
25m
Talk
Do Embedded Ethics Modules Have Impact Beyond the Classroom?Global
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Diane Horton University of Toronto, David Liu University of Toronto, Sheila McIlraith University of Toronto, Nina Wang University of Toronto, Steven Coyne University of Toronto
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14:10
25m
Talk
Teaching Ethics and Activism in a Human-Computer Interaction Professional Master's Program
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Veronica Rivera Stanford University, Norman Su University of California, Santa Cruz
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14:35
25m
Talk
The Need for More Justice-Oriented Courses in Undergraduate Computer Science Curricula
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Sukanya Kannan Moudgalya University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Amanda Zeller University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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