Daniels Fund Program
in Professional Ethics Education

The Daniels Fund Program in Professional Ethics Education was established to provide support for Mines faculty to integrate principle-based ethics into their curricula. Mines is the first STEM-focused university to receive Daniels Fund grants for ethics education.

In August 2016, seven Mines faculty were presented with the inaugural Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows award for their proposals for incorporating ethics in into their courses. In 2018—after receiving another grant from the Daniels Fund—six more Fellows were chosen. They each developed lessons, modules or projects that incorporate ethical considerations as a central focus. Since 2016, a variety of scholars—in pedagogy, ethics, and emerging technology—were brought to campus to share their expertise with the Fellows and the broader campus. Information about the invited scholars as well as reports from the Fellows can be found on this website.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Daniels Fund, Ethics Across Campus, and the Department of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.

 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles


Act with honesty in all situations


Build trust in all stakeholder relationships


Accept responsibility for all decisions


Maintain open and truthful communications


Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships


Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others

Rule of Law

Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations


Create-long-term value for all relevant stakeholders