Whistle Blowing is generally a term for the action of exposure of fraud and abuse by an employee or member of an organization. In the context of this course we go further and suggest that it is equally applicable to the exposure of unethical actions of others, including the reporting of cheating in the classroom.
The actions of Roger Boisjoly in connection with the "flawed decision making" processes that preceded the launch of the NASA Shuttle Challenger are the primary case study in this unit.
- University System of Maryland Policy On Employee and Applicant Disclosure of Misconduct, Approved by the Board of Regents, December 13, 1996
- "Goodearl and Aldred Versus Hughes Aircraft:
A Whistle-Blowing Case Study", by
Kevin W. Bowyer, USF, 2000.
- DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR ENGINEERS DISSENTING ON ETHICAL GROUNDS, IEEE, Revised 22 March 1999.
- The home page for Whistleblowers, provided by Phillips & Cohen, Attorneys at Law, Washington DC.
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