Kennesaw State to hold Ethics Awareness Week Nov. 9-13

KENNESAW, Ga. | Nov 4, 2020

Kennesaw State will celebrate the university’s ethical culture and emphasize the importance of professional conduct during its annual Ethics Awareness Week, Nov. 9-13. The Rev. Harris T. Travis, a retired pastor, author, engineer and educator, will present the keynote address to the KSU community in a virtual format on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Ethics Awareness Week is part of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Ethics and Compliance Program, which includes an ethics policy and code of conduct that promotes professional conduct and compliance with university laws, regulations and policies.

Travis is a humanitarian, author and pastor emeritus who also served as a higher education leader and engineer during his professional career. He was vice president of academics at Southern Polytechnic State University from 1982 until his retirement in 1998, and was senior pastor of Zion Baptist Church from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. Travis earned numerous professional awards throughout his career and published his first book, “Overcoming: I Count It All Joy,” in 2016.

In addition to Travis’s address, planned virtual events will broadcast via Zoom throughout the week to bring awareness to ethics, integrity, excellence and accountability within the KSU community.

Monday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. - Ethics Awareness Week Welcome featuring Steve Wrigley, USG chancellor

Tuesday, Nov. 10
10 a.m. - Title IX and Sexual Misconduct: Understanding Your Rights, Boundaries and Accountability

2 p.m. - Ethics in eSports

3 p.m. - eSports match between Kennesaw State and Georgia State University

Wednesday, Nov. 11
11 a.m. - Keynote address by the Rev. Harris T. Travis
1 p.m. - Academic Integrity During a Pandemic

Thursday, Nov. 12
10 a.m. - Ethical Use of Institutional Data
Noon - Diversity and Inclusion in Research

Friday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. - Best Practices Discussion: Ethics and Compliance

For a full list and the Zoom links for this year’s virtual events, click here.

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