Give an example of a time when you intentionally looked at other diverse and ethical perspectives in order to make a better/more ethical decision. What sociological concepts could help explain your decision-making process? What influence did they have?
Scenario: In the graduate program at Herringbone University, students are allowed only one missed class per semester or they face academic discipline. Three female students have approached you as the diversity and ethics officer with a concern about the policy. They explain that they all have young children (as do many students in the program), and getting childcare during class times is difficult because some of the classes dont end until 8:00 in the evening. They feel the policy is unfair, especially since the university doesnt offer any support, leniency in policy, or childcare options. In addition, the location of the university (an upper middle class neighborhood where most children have at least one parent at home) is not where most students live (a neighborhood where most children have two working parents or a single working parent).
How would you approach this issue using diverse and ethical perspectives? Use specific examples from the scenario and your personal and professional life.
Why is it important to consider diverse and ethical perspectives in this situation?
How would you raise awareness and communicate the importance to others at your school in your role on the diversity and ethics committee?