Letitia Meynell on the normalization of deviance and ethics curriculum

From Impact Ethics: “Professions and professional schools are acutely susceptible to the normalization of deviance and this susceptibility is amplified when professional ethics education is only in house,” says Letitia Meynell, an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University (regarding the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen case). “The answer is not to do away with in house ethics training for professionals but to recognize that not all ethics training should be done in house. Drawing on expertise from outside the professional schools for such training would not only enhance the currency and depth of ethics training in the professional schools, but may help to diffuse the attitudes that fuel the normalization of deviance.”

UK academics: Pension Consultation Ends TODAY!

If you haven’t yet, please go register your views here. One key feature of the proposed changes likely to be of interest to blog readers is the change from final salary to average salary as determination of pension level. Members of under-represented groups often have slower career advancement, so this change will be particularly damaging.