Welcome To the Office of Ethics

“Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State of California. Our policies, procedures, and standards provide guidance for application of the ethical values … in our daily life and work as members of this community.”

“Pursuit of the University of California mission of teaching, research and public service requires a shared commitment to the core values of the University as well as a commitment to the ethical conduct of all University activities. The Standards of Ethical Conduct are a statement of our belief in ethical, legal and professional behavior in all of our dealings inside and outside the University.” 

~ The Regents of the University of California


What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

January 18, 2019

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, significantly changing the international privacy landscape and raising the regulatory stakes for institutions and companies working with the personal data of persons in Europe.

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar Artificial Intelligence in Education: Legal Considerations and Ethical Questions

January 18, 2019

This webinar will discuss how schools and other education providers can use artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to promote student success, improve retention, streamline enrollment, and better manage resources. It covers the benefits and limitations of these emerging technologies, as well as related legal obligations related to privacy, data protection, equal protection, and discrimination law.

Big Data Is Getting Bigger. So Are the Privacy and Ethical Questions.

August 13, 2018

The next step in using “big data” for student success is upon us. It’s a little cool. And also kind of creepy.

This new approach goes beyond the tactics now used by hundreds of colleges, which depend on data collected from sources like classroom teaching platforms and student-information systems. It not only makes a technological leap; it also raises issues around ethics and privacy.