A Question of Ethics: Discrimination Allegation Would Fall under New Canon

by Tara Hoke, General Counsel, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 9, Pg. 42-43


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: A tenured civil engineering professor’s discriminatory practices are examined under several existing ASCE canons. Although his actions did not violate the letter of the code and his membership was not revoked, future cases of this nature will be considered under ASCE’s newest canon, canon 8.

Subject Headings: Ethics | Engineering education | Standards and codes | Case studies | Engineering profession

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