Tactical Navigation

You are here

Survey Asks Business Owners About Ethics in the Workplace

Top Stories

Interim provost, dean take their places on campus

With the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors’ blessing, an interim provost and dean have settled into new posts on UL Lafayette’s campus.

Read More ➝

University enrollment, academic strength of freshmen class increase again

For the third consecutive year, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette set an enrollment record and saw the academic preparedness of its freshman class climb.

Read More ➝

UL Lafayette will celebrate Constitution Day on campus

The U.S. Constitution will be read aloud and UL Lafayette's Office of Campus Diversity will host a "Black Lives Matter" panel discussion during an observation of Constitution Day.

Read More ➝

Dr. Vanessa Hill, an associate professor of management at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is reaching out to area business owners to ask how they incorporate ethics in their operations.

With their responses, she'll create a database to study area trends and develop tools for business and industry. She's conducting the Assessment of Workplace Integrity via an online survey.

“Because a lot of people may be uneasy about talking about workplace integrity, using an online forum is a good way to gather information,” Hill said in a recent interview.

She administered the initial survey in 2010, when 376 members of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce participated. "That's a good sample size, because the Chamber includes about 2,000 businesses. The more informa tion we collect, the more useful it will be, because larger amounts of data lend themselves to deeper analysis."

The project is still in its infancy. "Ultimately, we'll create a longitudinal database to collect and extract information," she said.

Hill is the J.J. Burdin, M.D. and Helen B. Burdin/Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Professor of Professional Ethics. The late Burdin was an alumnus and physician who helped secure funding for professorships and scholarships throughout the university.

Contact: communications@louisiana.edu
 

SHARE THIS |