Christine Peterson, CPP, ISP, President of Protus3, served as a judge again this year at the NCICU Ethics Bowl. Chris and Protus3 consider it an honor to be invited to participate each year.
Students from 22 campuses across North Carolina participated in the 8th annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The topic this year was “Ethics and the Environment.”
Each NCICU Ethics Bowl team consists of four to six students. A campus coordinator works with the students to prepare them for the competition. The competition consists of four rounds over the two-days, plus semi-final and final rounds. In each round, a specially developed case study outlining a complex ethical situation related to the environment is presented to the teams for debate. Judges award the round to the team that makes the most sound, persuasive presentation. Approximately 60 business, non-profit, and government professionals serve as judges and moderators.
Chris judged Catawba College and Johnson C. Smith University in the first round. They took opposing positions on the ethical obligation of the US to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement. Both teams did an excellent job, and it was a pleasure to judge each round. Congratulations to Catawba College!
NCICU, or North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, includes the state’s 36 private, nonprofit liberal arts, research, and comprehensive colleges and universities accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). NCICU’s board of directors includes the presidents of each of the 36 institutions, and the president of NCICU serves on the Governor’s North Carolina Education Cabinet.
NCICU represents independent higher education in matters of state and federal public policy, in addition to being an advocate on issues with other sectors of education in the state.