CENTER FOR ETHICS*
What is the Center for ETHICS*?
Graduate Work in Sport Ethics in the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance
A Master's Degree in Physical Education, and a Ph.D. in Education are all available at the University of Idaho, with emphasis and majors in Sport Ethics and Sport Philosophy. All graduates from the Sport Ethics/Sport Philosophy program have found professional opportunities in their chosen fields.
Graduate Research Assistantships
The Center for ETHICS* employs graduate students to assist with the numerous research projects the Center conducts. These assistants conduct research, read philosophical material, contribute content to and edit the Athletes of Character text book series, act as consultants, act as editors, input and analyze data, critique the managerial process, review and develop policies, among other important tasks. The graduate assistantship is a paid position and offers many excellent resources for ones' academic and professional progress.
The Center for ETHICS* also works with undergraduates who want to do their internship requirement for the degree they are pursuing. There are always a variety of projects going on at the Center and doing an internship with the Center is a great way to learn about research and get exposed to different types of research opportunities.
Our center is a year round enterprise and we presently have contracts through Winning With Character especially working with University of Georgia football, Montana State football, University of Maryland football, and the Atlanta Braves baseball developmental teams as well as more than 40 high schools and junior colleges.
We develop curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluative instruments to help coaches teach the basics of servant leadership to their young men and women. What we do at the center is write curriculums based on virtue and servant leadership.
If we teach then we are obligated to evaluate the learning, thus begins a different work venue - we develop instruments both qualitative and quantitative to measure learning....especially cognitive moral reasoning.
Summers here at the Center are busy and active. We are either writing, editing, revising, or developing new curriculums because at present we have approximately 40 different texts in some state of the above. We also are inputting data and struggling to manage the largest data base in America on moral reasoning of Athlete Populations. Summer staff is 2-4 research assistants and Dr. Stoll.
Our internships are unpaid because we are an educational enterprise and because at the present moment all of our money goes into research and graduate student education. However, we do have interns show up here, work hard, and then clamber to come back to study.
Contact Dr. Stoll for more information and/or any questions.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
One of the unique things that the Center for ETHICS* has to offer is the opportunity for undergraduates to do research. In the Fall of 1998, a group of undergraduates at the University of Idaho who had all taken a class taught by Dr. Stoll, started an undergraduate research team. The PLAY Group tackled philosophical issues and developed a position paper on the importance of play (physical activity) across the lifespan. The article was published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, November/December 2000 issue.
What is Presently Occurring at the Center?
The Center began with a mission to improve American sport but now addresses needs in business, law, education, and the military, i.e., the American Bar Association, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the NCAA, NFHSAA, NYSCA, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Football Team, and the Atlanta Braves developmental baseball teams. For a complete list of the schools that the Center is currently involved with, click here.
For a list of terms commonly used at the Center for ETHICS* click here.