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Spring Ethics Bowl

Congratulations to GMC-Augusta for winning the Georgia Military College Spring Ethics Bowl held at the Milledgeville campus on May 7, 2010. Teams from six of the college’s eight campuses competed in the event, including Augusta, Columbus, Fairburn, Milledgeville, Valdosta and Warner Robins. Another Ethics Bowl will be held in the fall, with the winning team advancing to regional competition. According to the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. In the IEB, each team receives a set of cases which raise issues in practical and professional ethics in advance of the competition and prepare an analysis of each case. At the competition, a moderator poses questions, based on a case taken from that set, to the teams. A panel of judges may probe the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance and deliberative thoughtfulness. View additional photos here: