The University of Wyoming College of Business and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership have joined forces to offer a leadership curriculum using The Code of the West as the organizing concept. Read more here.
A group of College of Business Students are working to implement an honor code throughout the college. In the Spring 2010 semester, an honor code conference was held at UW, and the beginning of the honor code was developed. Student participants at the conference constructed a statement to guide establishment of the honor code:
"As University of Wyoming College of Business students, faculty, staff, and administrators, we will uphold the values of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. We will conduct ourselves in ways that uphold these values in our academic pursuits and behave in ways that respect the University, the Community, and ourselves."
One might be asking, why does the college need an honor code? The presence of academic dishonesty is far too prevalent in educational institutions. This type of behavior not only harms the individual's education, but also lowers the value of the institutions degrees, while also establishing lifelong habits of dishonesty. By implementing an honor code, the college can emphasize honesty and integrity among students, establish these values as lifelong habits, establish a positive reputation for the college, improve the value of COB degrees, all while enhancing relationships among students and faculty.
For further information on this project or to participate contact Angela Barrett or Chelsea Feaver.
Each year College of Business students identify and research companies in order to nominate them for the BBB Torch awards.