Judges Needed for Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competition

Illinois Tech’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites members of the Illinois Tech community to serve as judges or moderators at the Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition on Saturday, November 17 at Illinois Tech’s Mies (Main) Campus. Teams from all over the Midwest will be competing, and the day promises to be full of lively discussion and debate.

During an ethics bowl, teams are presented with ethical dilemmas which they have had the opportunity to study and analyze and are asked questions about the cases. They are then judged on the quality of their analysis of each situation. The event is competitive but not adversarial—teams can agree but for different reasons. The format allows for teams to respond to each other, and to respond to questions from the judges. The goal is to raise students’ ethical awareness and sensitivity, encourage collaborative thinking, and promote civil discourse.

The day will start at 8:30 a.m. with a judges’ orientation and run until around 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering or have further questions, contact Kelly Laas, CSEP librarian, at laas@iit.edu. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested in participating in this event.

Illinois Tech will be hosting the High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition on Saturday, January 26 as well. Volunteers are welcome to participate at one or both events.