Ten percent of the grade for this class will come from a report that displays your understanding of the individual in the organization
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your perception of how the individual fits into an organization in terms of identity, ethics, and loyalty.
For this assignment, read the the discussion on the ACM's effort to update its Software Engineering Code of Ethics and think about the draft version, by creating the rough equivalent of a 2-5 page paper and placing it in a the Sakai assignment space, [or the equivalent of a paper, if you wish. See below.] You may consult additional sources as you wish, but if you do, remember to include the citations in a bibliography at the end of your paper. Your paper will be evaluated according to your analysis of the decisions an individual would have had to have made in the situation described below.
This draft code is pretty all inclusive. Respond to it in terms of the following questions.
- You may not be a member of ACM and your future job may not be necessarily encoded as a "computer professional," but is this code meaningful to you and could you live with it as your guidelines? Analyze how you relate to the code and how you think it may apply to you?
- Which of the first three major components seems most relevant to you and to what you think you might be doing in the future? Be specific about which is the most important to you and why you feel it is?
- Each of the first three major components includes a set of subcomponents. As you did with the previous question, state which subprinciple resonates the strongest for you. The subprinciple does not have to be one of the subprinciples within the major group you identified in part 2, but be clear why you feel it is the most relevant to you and to your hoped-for future.
- Finally, analyze the draft Code in its entirety. Is it workable; is it relevant; is it meaningful; is it a good framework for structuring your professional life? What of it would you use and what of it would you choose to disregard?